As part of fulfilling its mission to support sustainable family farming, the Spring Hills Foundation provides grants to the Spring Hills Farm to help expand its sustainability and environmental practices.
Here is a list of some projects that have been supported by the Foundation.
In 2014 the Foundation matched a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to build a fence around the lower pond along with a new drinking water supply for the horses. This substantially reduced the pollution from bacteria going into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
In 2020 the Foundation supported the maple sugaring operation by purchasing a reverse osmosis machine, which reduced the amount time by 75% of boiling and wood burning needed to convert the maple sap into syrup.
In 2021 the Foundation supported a soil amendment for the Timothy hay field, replenishing minerals that had leached from the soil during previous ownership.
The Foundation is currently gathering donations to support the Bees and Trees project.
This project supports the synergistic development of an apple orchard and a habitat for honey bees and native pollinators.
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