We’ve often driven along Route 301 to Cold Spring and back. I’ve noticed the sign pointing towards Glynwood, and often wondered exactly what it was and promising myself that one day I would go back and take a look. So one day I did.
According to it’s website:
In 1929, the financier George Perkins, his wife Linn, and his mother Evelyna Ball Perkins, purchased land that became Glynwood Farm. They brought with them a deep conservation ethic, inspired by Mr. Perkins’ father—George Walbridge Perkins—who in the late 19th Century led the way to the creation of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Commission, and served as its first President. To date, the Commission has conserved more than 100,000 acres of land in New York and New Jersey.
Upon Mrs. Perkins’ death in 1993, her family preserved the property and made it a center dedicated to conservation and community stewardship. With help from Open Space Institute and its Open Space Conservancy and funding from the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund, 1,700 acres of forested uplands became part of Fahnestock State Park. The 225-acre core is now Glynwood. The Perkins family created an endowment to help maintain our facilities, which include a convening center, administrative offices and accommodations for retreats and events, all situated on a teaching farm for apprentices in-residence.
In 2017, Glynwood celebrated its 20th anniversary as a nonprofit organization. Our expanded mission and programs continue the legacy of our founders and bolster the region’s health, prosperity and cultural vibrancy. To honor and commemorate this important milestone, in September 2017, we published a limited-edition paperback imprint, the proceeds from which support our mission and programs.
Glynwood is a non-profit organization serving food and farming professionals across New York’s Hudson Valley. We advance regenerative agriculture in service of our natural environment, local economies and human health.
Guided by the highest standards of ecosystem, soil, animal and community well-being, Glynwood serves as a teaching venue for aspiring farmers and a testbed for regenerative farming practices. With considerations to realistic economic viability, we are training the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs.
Taken with a Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.8