Educational programs in arts, the environment and physical aspects of the farm.

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Family Farms

Providing Continuity of Place & Community

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Inspiring Art

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with Nature

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Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve the working family farm as an educational venue for sustainable land use and as a source of inspiration for artists of all disciplines who, through their passion and experience, will promote community involvement with the working landscape.

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Sustaining Family Farms:

“The term sustainable agriculture means an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over long term:
• Satisfy human food and fiber needs;
• Enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends;
• Make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm  resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls;
• Sustain the economic viability of farm  operations; and
• Enhance the quality of life for farmers  and society as a whole.” *

* As defined by the 1990 “Farm Bill” Act (FACTA)

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Nature Inspiring Art:

The Spring Hills Foundation is closely affiliated with Spring Hills Farm, a sustainably operated family farm producing maple syrup, trees, blueberries, eggs, yarns, lamb and grains.

Spring Hills Farm provides a variety of natural and agricultural environments for creating visual and performance art. The Foundation offers art workshops and art enrichment programs for local schools. The Sugar House provides an intimate space for diverse musical performances that draw from the natural surroundings. The fields and woods allow space to work in solitude; the pond area studios offer more of the traditional amenities.

Working with Nature

The Spring Hills Foundation provides educational programs for all ages, stressing the importance of working with nature to produce local, healthy products in a sustainable manner.

• Making maple syrup
• Sheep shearing & wool production
• Draft horse care & use on a small farm
• Field & soil management
• Successful pesticide-free farming
• Experimental crops/Learning to adapt to environmental changes
• Conservation & agricultural easements
• Raising Chickens
• Identifing/using indigenous plants