Minglewood is a non-profit 501-c-3, focused on teaching sustainable food production and environmental stewardship. Minglewood has grown pesticide-free produce and flowers for more than 30 years on this property, along with managing the hardwood native forest and building trails throughout. Through this stewardship creating Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve, a wonderful oasis for learning in the beautiful NC foothills.
Are you a teacher or leader of a homeschool group? Please call or email Minglewood and we will lead your students in enjoyable and fun lessons in the natural world! Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, attending Minglewood's events or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you!
Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve is very fortunate to have the opportunity to hire a few more professionals to help the organization as it grows to meet the demands for outdoor learning.
We are delighted to have Susan Elster join Minglewood in the position of Philanthropic Advisor. She has recently retired from The Winston Salem Foundation. Susan was looking for an organization that she could be passionate about and still get some good work accomplished. We are very fortunate she choose Minglewood Preserve.
Minglewood is equally happy to have Alec Grooms join our team in the position of Assistant Director. Alec has experience with non-profits organizing programing and more, working for Space at Ryder Farm in NY. He originally attended NCSA for acting, after a number of years with acting jobs on the east and west coast he realized that was not what he wanted to do. Alec then began leading nature tours outside of NY city!
Minglewood is greatly appreciative to the Harris and Frances Block Foundation for providing a grant to hire the above positions. Great things will come with this added staffing!
It has been a fantastic year of growth again for Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve. Minglewood's staff reached more children and adults this year than ever before - more than 2,225 students, adults, visitors, and community members in total! The team has stayed very busy on and off the preserve, presenting lessons in the classroom, in school gardens, green spaces, and at home on the preserve. It is a wonderful when kids light up to see our staff arrive for a lesson or when they are getting off the bus at Minglewood! It's been a huge pleasure this year to know our community is excited for our team to bring something different in the world of learning to them. Check out our lessons and testimonial page to hear what people have to say about their visits with our team.
Minglewood cannot do what they do without your support! It takes a village, and we hope we can count on you to help. Please go to our Membership page to donate and become a member today. Minglewood needs your help as we continue to expand our reach in the surrounding communities, grow our staff, and broaden our programming!
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