The Malabar Farm Foundation provides resources in support of the vision and programming of Malabar Farm State Park. Founded in 1993, the Foundation helps preserve, educate, promote and extend the legacy of Louis Bromfield in the fields of agriculture, conservation and literature.

Malabar Farm State Park is always buzzing with Foundation members and volunteers through the many projects and events they host. Some of the most recent and upcoming of these include:

Accomplishments of the Malabar Farm Foundation

  • Provided $400,000 for the design and construction of the Louis Bromfield Education Center
  • Granted nearly $50,000 to design and produce educational exhibits for the Louis Bromfield Education Center
  • Has funded dozens of internships for college students to work at Malabar Farm State Park
  • Underwrote educational programs and materials reaching more than 11,000 students annually including the School Days program as well as an Educational Guide for teachers and students
  • Co-sponsored two award winning documentaries: “The Man Who Had Everything” and “The View From Malabar.” Both were shown nationally on Public Television
  • Financed the Louis Bromfield Bicentennial Historical Marker
  • Created the website:
  • Purchased a new Tour Wagon that is completely accessible to visitors with disabilities
  • Restored Louis Bromfield’s 1946 Willys Jeep to its original condition
  • Restoration of the greenhouse across from the Big House
  • Financially supported many capital improvements at Malabar including:
    • Purchase & installation of a sandstone sidewalk reaching the front door of the Big House
    • Sandstone benches, front of Big House
    • Installation of a drainage system in the front, rear and garage side of the Big House
    • New shutters on the Big House
    • Construction and signage for the Wetlands Observatory Area
    • Construction and operation of a songbird aviary
    • Re-construction of bird aviary into a covered picnic shelter
    • Livestock watering system in pastures and irrigation system for produce and flower gardens
    • Fencing to prevent soil erosion and protected pastureland
    • Construction of manure composting pad
    • Installation of climate control system in the archival area
    • Construction of a stage in the Main Barn with upgraded electrical service to support plays
    • Interpretive signage around the park