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A community space for learning, growing and creating

We recognize that we stand on the homeland of the Lenape, and pay respect and honor to the caretakers of this land, from time immemorial until now, and into the future.


Our Story

The dream of the East 40 community – since its inception in September 2010 – is to create and foster a welcoming space for place-based learning.


With the dedication of NCC’s students, faculty and staff, and members of the larger community, East 40 has grown to embrace that dream. With a tranquil setting that includes meadows, gardens, and forest, it not only offers a natural environment but one that offers space to honor hand-crafting and the creative process. Sustainability is a theme that centers all we do, and the study of food plays a vital role in linking together our varied efforts.


The twin concepts of justice and equity provide for a valuable mindset for our participants and partners, and the shared lens by which we process and understand our work.


East 40 Advisory Committee

The East 40 thrives on collaboration, and we benefit from the talents of many in the NCC and larger community who share their knowledge, ideas, and energy. The East 40 Advisory Committee typically meets monthly from September – April to guide and inspire the growth of our programming.

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