Elizabeth C. Smith was a horsewoman, farmer, environmentalist, and courageous defender of private property rights. A visionary, Miss Smith foresaw the need to preserve open space in an urbanizing area for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. She decided that by preserving her 300-acre Blandair Farm, located in Howard County, Maryland, she would provide the public a unique way of maintaining a connection with the agricultural and historic heritage of early America. Tragically, Miss Smith died one day before she was to sign the legal documents by which her vision would be implemented, and the county bought the farm to use as a regional park.
The Blandair Foundation is a non-profit
The mission of the Blandair Foundation is to
Birds love our new feeder! The Blandair Foundation has developed a Wild Bird Feeder
In 2002, the Blandair Foundation acquired the patent for a revolutionary seed bird feeder. After a period of development and testing, the feeder is now ready for sale to the public. The feeder comes in two forms: Standard and Kit. Earnings from the sale of feeders will be used to support the foundation and its projects.
Former Board Member, Aelred D. Geis, Dies at Age 78
Wildlife biologist, Dr. Aelred D. Geis, died on August 20, 2007. See the details.
Foundation Commissions Construction of Analemma Sundial
Blandair Foundation has awarded the commission for the construction of an
analemma sundial to the well-respected sculptor, Eleftherios
Karkadoulias. The sundial will serve
as the centerpiece of the
Donations Needed for a Garden to Honor the Memory of Elizabeth C. Smith
The Blandair Foundation is seeking donations for the planning and construction of a meditative garden at Blandair in memory of Elizabeth C. Smith. The centerpiece of the garden will be a uniquely-designed sundial of high precision that already has been commissioned. See the garden concept plan
Books to Benefit Blandair Foundation
Byron C. Hall, Jr., Chairman of the Blandair Foundation, has written two books, To Save Her Dream and Personal Recollections of Eight Interesting People, and is donating to the Blandair Foundation the proceeds from the sale of the books. Read the details
Shop at the Blandair Foundation's Store
The Blandair Foundation is opening an on-line store. The first items available for purchase are the books and the bird feeder mentioned above.
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