Protecting the Planet Since 1961
The worldwide annual phenomenon to promote sustainability was born here at Airlie.
Earth Day as you know it today all started with an announcement at Airlie. The year was 1969 and Senator Gaylord Nelson shared his idea for what is now the world's largest environmental movement with a group of medical and law students participating in a conference here.
Nelson's forward-thinking concept gathered steam quickly and the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 when 20 million Americans took action to rally for a healthy, sustainable environment in demonstrations that took place coast-to-coast—crossing political divides and bringing people together from all walks of life. By year's end, the U.S. government created the Environmental Protection Agency.
We raise our own cattle and pigs and grow our own produce for true pasture-to-plate cuisine.
Nestled into our 300 scenic acres you'll find stunning formal, organic and butterfly gardens.
Our convenient village setting means you can park your car and bike around the property.