High Spirit Community Farm provides residential farm living for adults with intellectual disabilities

High Spirit Community Farm is a therapeutic residential and farm-based work program for adults with intellectual disabilities in Great Barrington, MA.

The organization was founded back in 2014 when parents of young adults with intellectual disabilities were struggling to find placement for their children after they aged out of other residential programs […]

By |2024-07-02T09:22:12-04:00July 2nd, 2024|Farm Feature, Great Outdoors, Main Street News|

Getting Grounded

As the summer season heats up, we’re all yearning to spend time in the great outdoors. Our leisure time is gleefully filled with a host of fun activities – from kayaking to swimming, camping, biking, and hiking.

By now, the trees are covered in verdant green leaves and the flowers have blossomed in a rainbow of […]

By |2021-05-28T17:55:52-04:00May 28th, 2021|Great Outdoors|


Membership Gives GMF Access to International Natural Conservation Union

On February 10, 2021, Great Mountain Forest (GMF) in Falls Village, CT, was granted membership into the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global organization dedicated to assessing the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.



By |2021-02-18T13:10:30-05:00February 11th, 2021|Great Outdoors, Our Environment, WOTS|

Area Summer Camps Face Tough Decisions

Like so many of our national institutions that have become pastime in America, summer camps across the area are facing the looming uncertainty about whether they’ll be open come June. Even if they escape the fate of so many businesses that have been temporarily shuddered because of COVID-19 mandates, organizers and camp leaders must still […]

By |2021-02-18T13:32:46-05:00May 11th, 2020|Great Outdoors, Main Street|
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