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Our History

Since our inception in 2015 we have blessed to call Ice Pond Farm in beautiful North Salem, NY home. We have hosted thousands of people including volunteers, youth groups, corporate groups, special needs organizations and the community at large on to the farm to learn about regenerative agriculture, what it takes to grow healthy food, creative ways to use and preserve the garden bounty and all about wild plants, herbs and mycology.  


This season we have formalized our focus areas into 4 initiatives and an amazing community partnership for our children's programming.


Our Initiatives:

The Westchester Local Food Project invites the community to:

  • volunteer in one of our community gardens to grow food for the community in need  

  • volunteer in one of our kitchens to prepare meals rescued from our fellow local farmers that we donate back to the community in need

  • attend classes that offer the opportunity to learn cooking with and preserving the harvest -supports school gardens during the summer when they would normally be dormant

  • support our local farming community by selling their produce at the farmers markets we attend to bring in extra revenue for them 


The Access Nature Project brings the benefits of Nature to underserved communities by:

  • creating engaging programs on the farm and at other outdoor locations

  • offering training to organizations to support them in getting their clients out into nature on a regular basis  


The Wild Roots Project inspires connection to nature through foraging, herbalism and mycology by: 

  • offering educational classes and hands-on learning about wild foods and medicinal plants, wild art and local ecology

  • hosting “pop up’ wild plant harvesting opportunities to participate and learn how to sustainably harvest wild plants for processing into useful products 

  • hosting community gatherings that incorporate wild plants, herbs and mushrooms


The Seeds of Change Project is garden and nature-based programming for incarcerated women and women recently returning to society through: 

  • trauma based therapy on the farm and in Nature

  • hands on learning in the garden and kitchen -

  • developing entrepreneurial opportunities around local food and farmers markets -

  • collaborating across systems to build community and access to local food ​

The Board

The Team That Makes It Happen

Initiative Leaders 

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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