We are an educational and environmental, not-for-profit organization, aimed at helping communities thrive in practical ways. Our mission is to foster both a clearer awareness of the interrelationship of all life on earth and to find practical means to sustain life. This short video captures the essence of our work:
We center our efforts most often within the Hudson Valley while incorporating global, national and local perspectives. Our programs include awards, forums, conferences, publications, public meetings and service projects. Embraced by the neutral and supportive venue of Mohonk Mountain House, our attendees use their diverse viewpoints and experiences to brainstorm and develop practical solutions to problematic issues.
Our next conference, Nature Across Boundaries: Keeping Lands and Waters Connected will be held on November 6, 2017 at the Mohonk Mountain House Conference Center. (More info and registration link here.)
Read our latest newsletter for more information about our events and programs.
“Success” for us is achieved when new grassroots initiatives spring from our programs. Just one example of such success can be seen in our 2009 and 2014 programs that aimed at countering food insecurity in Ulster County. Attendees turned ideas into action by establishing the Ulstercorps’ Steering Committee’s Hunger Project (2010) followed by the latest programming of the Rondout Valley’s seven-year-old Local Economies Project and Farm Hub. In their Spring 2016 newsletter , the group highlighted a fresh, fine-tuning and expansion of ways to fight food insecurity.
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. More than 20,000 people in Ulster County are food insecure, including one in five children… 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 beauty 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 !