Today’s Grange focuses on strengthening local communities and also keeps true to our roots by promoting local agriculture and agricultural education. Family and community are the foundations of the Grange. Members say the lasting friendships, family friendly environment, opportunities for community involvement, leadership development, and the opportunity to make a difference are all reasons they joined the Grange.
Through the State Grange’s Agricultural Education Initiative, Granges across Massachusetts promote agriculture within their communities by supporting school gardens, holding agricultural community fairs, sponsoring local farm tours, and hosting workshops and other events focused on gardening and agricultural topics.
The Grange in Massachusetts provides support for agricultural education in many ways, including our partnerships with 4H, FFA, Agriculture in the Classroom, Envirothon and the University of Massachusetts Agriculture Learning Center.
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Granges in Our Communities
Granges in our local communities are involved in many community service programs. These programs include:
• donating to and volunteering at local food banks
• making care packages for our troops overseas
• donating dictionaries to local elementary school children
• providing college scholarships to students
• supporting foster care
• holding agricultural community fairs
• opening their halls for community events