We are building a center for rural and agrarian learning on a 250 acre farm in the Harlem Valley.
It will help to teach us how to live a life connected with land, with each other, and with ourselves. It will remind us that we are all a part of something bigger, and that we have a responsibility to treat the land, each other and ourselves with dignity and love. Through shared work, and shared food, we can encourage our interdependence, rather than promote our differences. This sense of commonality and shared belonging serves as a foundation to create positive social, political and ecological change.
To support this vision, we will run a model, beautiful, and productive farm, growing mixed livestock on pasture and organic vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, maple syrup, honey, mushrooms, etc.. Our agricultural production will not be a stand-alone business, but rather, its goal will be to support the mission and work of our other endeavors, like farmstays, educational workshops, retreats, and events.
The farm is one hour and forty five minutes north of New York City five minutes from the metro north commuter line. The property is bracketed by a renowned trout river on one side, and the Appalachian trail on the other. It includes an extraordinary old farm house, as well as several small houses and cottages, beautiful barns, ponds, hills pasture and woods. In addition to increasing its capacity to host guests we will be building out a commercial and teaching kitchen, renovating the barns into event and teaching spaces, building a sauna, greenhouses, and an outdoor events kitchen. It is already an extraordinary property. We intend to transform it into a powerful resource for bettering the world and deepening our connection to it.