The Amenia Regenerative Center is located on a beautiful mountain in Amenia, New York. The property includes 153 acres of protected forest, meadows, and wetland areas.
There is a fruit orchard that dates back about 400 years, and there's an ancient grapevine that may be the oldest in the state.
The original farmhouse is among the oldest structures in the county, and is in serious need of structural repairs.
Up the hill, is our new greenhouse. Nearby, a seasonal mountain spring provides water for the greenhouse.
A path through the meadow leads right to the train station as it passes a peaceful turtle sanctuary in the marsh.
Since 2019, more than 15 acres of the land have been cleared of invasive plants, and re-seeded with 100 native species. In the process, volunteers are learning how to tell the difference!
Identifying and removing invasive species makes space for native plants to flourish. and removes a foraging deadzone for wildlife.
In addition, over 80,000 pounds of trash and debris has been removed from all around the property, from the farmhouse, and the barn.