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Give to the 2022 Annual Fund!

As we bid a fond farewell to our 5th year as Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation, we have looked back at our successes - and our shortcomings – and now are drafting a plan for the next five years based on what we have learned.  We are excited for what we hope to accomplish for our community!

We will continue with many of our Community favorites: wellness & nature programs, guided walks, art shows, garden concerts and foraged dinners, as well our Community Gardens,  Cottage Gardens and nurturing our native plants and mushroom farm.

 

In 2022 we will be adding partnerships with these local organizations; 

 

We will add to our Sculpture Garden, both at Whittemore's Main Entrance & Whittemore Meadows, create a new Geo-Caching Trail, re-map and mark our Trails with newly designed trail medallions, continue with our Gift to the Township of Tewksbury with the addition of two new Benches/Sculptures on our Mindfulness Meditation Circuit and expand our After School Programs for Tewksbury’s public elementary and middle schools.

We have achieved remarkable things in 2021: 

  • WhittemoreCCC remained open for all to enjoy the natural beauty of the Property.

  • Continued with our Revitalization program, led by Dawn PogosaewSteward of the   Whittemore Property, including adding the Woodland Pathway & Garden and boardwalks.

  • For the first time in the history of WCCC, we were included in The Tewksbury Historical Society's 2021 Garden Tour.

  • Increased the number of weekly volunteers.

  • Provided 16 Garden Plots for our dedicated gardeners to cultivate throughout the season, led by Emily McCollum,  Steward of the Gardens, and donated approximately 60 pounds of produce to the Open Cupboard Food Pantry in Clinton.

  • Added to our Sculpture Garden, "Skyhook" by Artist Jeff Mase, viewed by over 2,000 via our live-stream.

  • Continued live-streaming our Garden Concerts - over 3,000 people viewed these concerts throughout the season.

  • Thanks to Jasmine Bloch-Kremples, our Music Director, we extended our Garden Concert Series through October.

  • Offered over 100 Wellness classes including yoga, Pilates, meditation, TaiChi & QiGong and monthly mindfulness walks,  thanks to the tireless efforts of our instructors: Carl Klemme, Roberta Brassard, Judi Piccolo-Torsky & Yifat Yaron.

  • Offered Children's Nature programs led by our naturalist David Tompkins and Ducks & Drakes with Carl Klemme.

  • Rebuilt a primary bridge on the Whittemore House side of the property, which unfortunately was destroyed by Hurricane Ida, as were our new boardwalks.

  • Raised $1,500 for those affected by Hurricane Ida and distributed $750 each to Lambertville's and Manville's local Food Pantries.

  • Donated $250 raised during our Fall Fundraiser to the Tewksbury Family Assistance Fund.

  • And more importantly, we stayed open and will continue to remain open through the winter months, for you to enjoy both the property AND our outdoor programs.

 

Our motto of "Community, Culture & Conservation" guides us as we strive to create an engaging community space that all can enjoy safely!

 

Your unrestricted tax-deductible gift allows us to continue to develop and nurture partnerships that enable us to deepen our appreciation of the beauty of our natural surroundings.  It allows us to maintain the splendor of our 180-acre preserve, feature exciting art and music talent, and create programming that appeals to all members of our community.

Your gift of $100, $500, $1,000 - or indeed any amount - directly enhances the vibrancy of the community we are proud to call home.  Please click on the button below and thank you so much for your support!