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Friends of Holcomb Farm and Granby Land Trust Work with Town to Preserve 277 Acres of Holcomb Farm

By Trish Percival | March 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

At its October 17 meeting, the Granby Board of Selectman (BOS), in front of a packed meeting room and with many people joining via Zoom, reviewed the proposed Holcomb Farm …

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Holcomb Tree Trail Receives Prestigious “Civic Improvement Commendation” from the Garden Club of America

By Trish Percival | June 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Holcomb Tree Trail Receives Prestigious “Civic Improvement Commendation” from the Garden Club of America

It was not long ago that the East fields of Holcomb Farm – the 100-acre hill across the street from the main farm complex – was an overgrown pasture thick …

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New Look for Fresh Access Van!

By Trish Percival | June 23, 2022 | Comments Off on New Look for Fresh Access Van!

Check out the new dress we put on our Fresh Access Van! Purchased with grant funds, this van is being used to deliver Granby-grown food to organizations in Hartford and …

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Environmental Winners on Earth Day

By Trish Percival | June 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Environmental Winners on Earth Day

The Friends fielded (see what I did there?) TWO teams for the Granby Education Foundation’s (GEF) Gran-Bee event this year, which coincided with Earth Day, and winners they were! Three …

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University of St. Joseph Students to Create Documentary Film on Fresh Access

By Trish Percival | May 1, 2022 | Comments Off on University of St. Joseph Students to Create Documentary Film on Fresh Access

Students and faculty in the digital media program at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford are creating a documentary film about Holcomb Farm’s Fresh Access program. They are …

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Volunteers Plant 6 New Trees on Tree Trail

By Trish Percival | November 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Volunteers Plant 6 New Trees on Tree Trail

The Holcomb Tree Trail to the east of Simsbury Road continues to develop and grow, thanks to the enduring commitment of our volunteers. Here’s Eric Lukingbeal’s report from October 16th: …

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It Takes a Village!

By Trish Percival | November 8, 2021 | Comments Off on It Takes a Village!

Thralls Donate 1100+ Pounds of Fruit While the wet summer has not been great for vegetable growing, it has been super for fruit, and the bounty at the Thrall Family …

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No Harvest Dinner

By Trish Percival | October 6, 2021 | Comments Off on No Harvest Dinner

With the delta variant taking its toll, we have made the tough decision, again this year, to forgo the Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction fund raising event for the Fresh …

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Recognizing Shirley Murtha

By Trish Percival | October 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Recognizing Shirley Murtha

At the Friends of Holcomb Farm Annual Meeting on August 21, the Friends recognized Shirley Murtha for her considerable and ongoing volunteer contributions to the Friends of Holcomb Farm. Shirley …

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Hurricanes Flood Farm

By Trish Percival | October 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes Flood Farm

Dear Readers, Please stop dancing! Signed, Joe the Holcomb Farm Farmer In the May 2021 Drummer, we spoke of the continuing drought conditions in our region and encouraged believers to …

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