Providing children and their families with opportunities to explore and learn outdoors can foster a lifelong commitment to protecting the environment. New Pond Farm in Redding, Connecticut, seeks to do just that, working with children and youth to “plant seeds for a lifetime of active engagement with the natural world.” The nonprofit farm’s programming includes farming, gardening, astronomy, and much more. Founded over 30 years ago, the farm now serves more than 5,000 school children each year. When the board of directors realized it was time to update the organization’s bylaws to ensure that the organization will continue to thrive in the future, they reached out to the Legal Food Hub.
We connected New Pond Farm with attorneys Bill Rock and Greg Muccilli of Shipman & Goodwin, who helped to review and update the farm’s bylaws. The attorneys’ range of experience and their expertise working with nonprofits were instrumental in ensuring that the organization was well-positioned moving forward.
“We feel that we are in great shape as an organization to serve generations of children to come,” says board member Mary Dale Lancaster.