January 25, 2012
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm was awarded $1000 to support the Young Farmers Program introducing children, ages 5 to 17, to the joys and rigors of farming. Children learn about and practice sustainable farming on their own section of the farm field and grow their own food. Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has, since 1652, been home to fifteen generations of its original European settler family. Sylvester Manor is an educational farm on Shelter Island, which over time has evolved from a northern provisioning plantation to the present-day educational farm open to, and supported by, the public.
This funding was secured through the Walmart Foundation and the Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program.