Join the Community Ecology Institute for a farm-fancy celebratory evening of fall festivities during our first Harvest Gala, which supports our mission to cultivate communities where people and nature thrive together! We look forward to celebrating everything we have created together and planting seeds for future growth. During our Harvest Gala people will enjoy live music that is toe-tapping and farm-inspired, delight in farm-fresh light fare, and have the opportunity to savor a selection of soft and hard apple ciders. We are looking forward to special guest speakers, raffle and auction opportunities, and a celebration of the people and organizations that have made so many exciting accomplishments possible over the past handful of years.
Your Harvest Gala sponsorship will support our work at the important intersections of education, environment, equity and physical and mental health, such as: innovative ecosystem conservation; bountiful teaching gardens; fresh, local food donations; skill building workshops; programs responsive to our diverse, intergenerational community; and collaborations with local organizations towards shared goals. CEI is a Howard County based 501c3 non-profit. Our two unique properties, Freetown Farm and the Green Farmacy Garden, collectively welcome thousands of people each year!