HOLCOMB FARM LEARNING CENTERS INC
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review
Location: 113 Simsbury Rd West Granby CT 06090 USA
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Holcomb Farm was transferred to the Town of Granby in 1990 from the University of Connecticut. It is a monument to Tudor and Laura Holcomb, one of Granby's pioneer families. A non-profit was formed -- Friends of Holcomb Farm -- which managed the property and offered programs since 1992. It evolved into the HF Learning Center and in 2010, with the acquisition of the HF CSA from the Hartford Food System, it was renamed Holcomb Farm, Inc. In 2012, a new relationship evolved with the Town to increase the programming and provide a stronger support system for the building and lands. HF Inc. continues to offer programs and operate the Farm, which benefits the CS membership and several food delivery charities in the Farmington Valley and Hartford. Volunteer opportunities are available with the farming operation, building maintenance, and land conservation activities. Call Jill Ford at 860-844-8616 for more information.
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Changing the overall support for the farm from the Town and members
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Search for stronger and sustainable external support
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Improved communications -- like virtually all non-profits.
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It taught me some serious lessons about conflict resolution.
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