Nicole Beecher Receives Ambler Farm’s Raymond-Ambler Award

June 26, 2020

Nicole Beecher, center, with the plaque recognizing her as the recipient of Ambler Farm’s 2020 Raymond-Ambler Award. She is with her parents James and Sharon Beecher.

Wilton, CT, June 25, 2020 – On Saturday, June 20th, Ambler Farm held a small, socially-distanced ceremony to honor Wilton High School graduate Nicole Beecher as this year’s recipient of the 2020 Raymond-Ambler Award for her outstanding dedication and service to the farm.

Nicole joined Ambler Farm’s Apprentice Program in 5th grade. As she grew through the program, it was evident that she was an exceptional leader. Nicole was always on-hand for visiting families, school groups and scout troops. As a mentor, Nicole played an integral role in the farm’s Buddy Program and for several summers she was a lead animal educator for Ambler’s summer camp.

“It was very clear from an early age that Nicole had a true gift in connecting with others,” said Jennifer Grass, Ambler Farm’s Director of Programming. “She is incredibly hardworking and leads by example.”

Nicole takes her role as mentor seriously and always teaches with great kindness and compassion. She will truly be missed as she heads off to George Washington University in the fall.

“We are looking forward to watching Nicole develop through and beyond college as we know she will accomplish great things,” said Grass.

Ambler Farm is open to the public, dawn to dusk, for walking. You can also visit with Ambler Farm’s animals, which include pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, roosters, rabbits, ducks, turkeys and more. In addition, the Farm Stand at Ambler Farm is open Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. through October. When visiting the farm, please observe the latest recommendations regarding social distancing. Visit AmblerFarm.org for more information about the activities and events at the farm.

About Ambler Farm

Betty Ambler was the last of the Raymond-Ambler family to live at Ambler Farm. She lived there most of her life until her death in 1998. The following year, the Town of Wilton purchased 22 acres of this beautiful 200-year-old working farm as part of its open-space initiative. Since this complex consisted of historic houses, barns and various outbuildings, a non-profit group called the Friends of Ambler Farm was formed and a mission crafted to celebrate Wilton’s agrarian roots through active-learning programs, sustainable agriculture, responsible land stewardship, and historic appreciation. Ambler Farm is open daily, dawn to dusk. It is located at 275 Hurlbutt Street in Wilton, CT 06897. Visit amblerfarm.org or visit the farm’s pages on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.