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 The Access Nature Project Mission is to bring the benefit of nature to underserved populations. We strive to create self-sufficiency for our participants, enabling them to enjoy nature outings on their own, creating a lifetime tool for wellbeing and a connection to the Natural world. 

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In 2023 D.I.G. Farm has partnered with
The Access Nature Project to run 12 outdoor nature programs for people with disabilities and the underserved. Programs will be held at D.I.G. Farm and other locations around the area. Programs primarily serve young adults with autism, adults with chronic mental illness and families with limited means. All programs are of no cost to partner organizations and participants.   

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Educational Outreach

We believe that the concept of developing outdoor nature programs is a concept worth spreading. We believe sharing the knowledge of how to create and safely run these programs is also worth sharing. For this reason, we will also be providing an educational class to those outdoor organizations that would like to learn about creating these programs for their communities. 

Bonnie Robins

Director of The Access Nature Project

Bonnie Robins has a long history of activist involvement in nature issues. Growing up in Northern Westchester, she fell in love with its rural ambience. A pioneer in the ecology movement, in 1969, she published one of the first environmental periodicals in the United States. She was at the forefront of the land preservation movement in the late 90's which resulted in saving over 1000 acres of land in the town of Lewisboro. Bonnie comes to us with a wealth of experience in outdoor programming for the community. One of the original members of the Lewisboro Land Trust, she was the Director of Access Nature there for 8 years. She is passionate about bringing the benefits of nature to the underserved and believes ALL people deserve to gain those benefits. D.I.G. Farm is delighted to partner with her on this important project


Get Involved


Join Us

The Access Nature Project has many opportunities for involvement. We run regional community programming from April through November. Contact us to discuss a program for your group or organization. If you work with outdoor organizations, contact us to learn more about incorporating this type of programming at your organization



Sign up to help at one or several of our programs. No experience necessary! Bonnie Robins willguide you on what to do and you will soon be experiencing the fulfillment and joy in participating in these meaningful programs.



All Access Nature are free of charge to partner organizations and participants. We exist only by the generosity of our donors. Please consider making a donation to help sustain this work

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