Art collection supports conservation efforts at Spring Hills Farm
As part of a sweeping, new initiative, painter Helen Lavelle will donate a portion of proceeds from online art sales to Spring Hills Foundation. The money will help the Hull family, caretakers of Hull’s Spring Hills Farm, to preserve 400 acres of pristine farmland in northern Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Among the causes aided by her new “Painter with a Purpose” initiative, Lavelle, a marketing executive and contemporary painter, will support the agriculture and education initiatives happening at the farm and advance the Hull family’s vision to change how we think about growing food and taking care of the planet.
Tim Hawkesworth, an accomplished painter who leads workshops at Spring Hills Farm states “The farm exemplifies the pillars of local, organic and sustainable farming, as well as education and the arts,” he said. “It’s hopefully a place where people will continue to gather to explore how these things crossover.”
Four Hull sisters, Margaret, Lala, Lucy, and Susan, maintain the farm their parents started and serve as a perpetual reminder that “we need to be paying attention to our planet,” Lavelle said. “Spring Hills Foundation deserves my support.”
As the pandemic has crippled the way nonprofits raise money, Lavelle’s mission to dedicate a portion of online art sale proceeds provides important organizations and causes with a refreshing cash infusion.