In 1991, Clay Hill Farm became the first restaurant in the country to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary. In March 2008, Clay Hill Farm became one of Southern Maine’s first businesses to receive state certification as an Environmental Leader for composting, recycling, eco-friendly land-care and a menu that emphasizes local, seasonal products. These practices have been in place for 27+ years, and today we strive to further our environmental commitment with everyday practices that can have a positive effect on reducing impact.
Some of our most noteworthy community outreach initiatives through the years include:
- Giving away 6 complete wedding packages to couples making a difference in the world. www.greenweddinggiveaway.com
- Sponsoring 25 students from NYC to experience Earth Day in Maine
- Hosting 3 annual Eco Festivals to bring interactive environmental outreach to the community in a fall family fun day
Our daily, on-site initiatives to honor the environment, include:
- Rain barrels, bee baths and toad homes in the growing gardens
- Composting and recycling