Most urban people rarely enjoy serene environments due to traffic noise, busy offices and noisy streets. There is a lot of stress and weariness with everyday hustles and thus came Sharon Prince’s idea of creating Grace Farm for the community of Fairfield County.
Sharon Prince Grace Farm offers a natural, serene environment situated in more than 80-acres of land. Grace Farm allows people from diverse backgrounds to come together and through activities, socialize to create a positive community. The farm is free to the public, and some of its most picturesque sceneries are observing the seasons of; autumn, spring, fall, and summer unfold. At summer, for example, people can enjoy activities such as unstructured nature tours, and casual games.
Grace Farm has restored the native grasslands in over 70% of the area that the meadows once flourished. The prairies have now become the habitat of many species of bees, butterflies and birds that once lived there. The farm has more than forty bird species including the Chipping Sparrow, American Goldfinch, and the Yellow Warbler for the community to see.
Apart from offering the beauty of nature, the community enrolled at Sharon Prince Grace Farms can engage in gardening activities in the Community Gardens. From planting, the community can witness its produces donated to the needy. Grace Farms Foundation has given 500 pounds of fresh produce every year. Grace Farms also celebrates Earth Day annually in festivities with activities that suit all ages or background diversity.
Grace Farm’s current President and Chair, Sharon Prince, has been on the leading end in fighting for gender equality and against child exploitation, and human trafficking. Sharon Prince has successfully advocated for some Fortune 500 companies to create a 50-50 gender management board. Through the Grace Farms Foundation, Sharon is able to speak out for the oppressed in the community. Her foundation began a worldwide media campaign named “Unchain: Freedom Needs Fighters” to stop slavery.
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