We are an educational and environmental, not-for-profit, service organization, aimed at helping communities thrive in practical ways. Yet the heart of our mission is based on our desire to foster both a clearer awareness of the interrelationship of all life on earth and how to find practical means to renew that life.
We center our efforts most often within the Hudson Valley while incorporating global, national and local perspectives. Our programs include awards, forums, conferences, public meetings and service projects. Embraced by the neutral and supportive venue of Mohonk Mountain House, our attendees collectively brainstorm and use their diverse viewpoints and experiences to develop solutions to problematic issues.
‘Success’ for us is achieved when new grassroots initiatives spring from our programs. Just one example of a Mohonk Consultations ‘success’ began with our 2009 and 2014 programs that aimed at countering food insecurity in Ulster County. Attendees took on the work by establishing the Ulstercorps’ Steering Committee’s Hunger Project (2010) and then the latest programming of the Rondout Valley’s seven-year-old Local Economies Project and Farm Hub. The latter’s Spring 2016 newsletter highlights a fresh fine-tuning and expansion of ways of:
Collaborating to Fight Food Insecurity
Seven years ago, a [Mohonk Consultations] forum on food insecurity at the Mohonk Mountain House brought together the executive directors of Family of Woodstock and the Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA). That meeting, between an organization that works with the food insecure and an organization that works with farmers, marked the beginning of a partnership that today is making a difference in the Hudson Valley by bringing fresh local food where it is needed most.
This year, [ 2016] with the opening of food distribution centers across the Ulster County, connections between farmers and the food insecure are being streamlined in an innovative new way… Read More…
Since the 1870s, Mohonk Mountain House atop the Shawangunk Mountains of New York has been a gathering place for those seeking solutions to a range of social and environmental problems. The beauties of the natural surroundings at Mohonk, along with its Quaker traditions of peaceful inclusiveness, provide a unique atmosphere for the useful exchange of ideas.
To carry on these traditions, the late A. Keith Smiley, a descendant of Mohonk’s founders, created Mohonk Consultations Inc., a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, in 1980. We celebrate our 37th year of service this year! We depend on participants and supporters to help fund our work. View our DONOR LIST 2016 !!!