Co-Owner & Manager
Mt. Pleasant Acres Farms
Donna Dear and her partner, Paulette Greene, own and manage Mt. Pleasant Acres Farms,
(MPAF) located in the Poplar Neck region of Caroline County. Dear and Greene created Mt.
Pleasant Heritage Preservation, Inc., a non-profit “heritage foundation” to preserve, promote, and support the farm and surrounding land as a leading site of pre-Civil War life in Maryland -- MPAF is a key component of the historic Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad where Harriet led her parents, brothers, and others out of slavery. Donna and Paulette aim to educate youth and local citizens in the historical and social context of “free Black” life in the area. In addition, they grow organic produce and grain crops.
Donna is the CFO of Mt. Pleasant Heritage Preservation. She and Paulette were involved in an Underground Railroad documentary that aired on Maryland Public Television.
Donna is a retired U.S. Sergeant Major, with 27 years of active military service, who has received numerous honors, including Meritorious Service Medals, a Good Conduct Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and citations from the Maryland Senate, Maryland General Assembly, the American Red Cross, and the Talbot County NAACP.