In this time of our nation’s unraveling, where divisiveness is the norm and our environment and social structures are in crisis, it is more crucial than ever that Knoll Farm be a refuge for others.
As a small family farm, we chose to respond to this moment with radical hospitality, to grown and share food, to be a refuge for others and to model kindness and community. With your help, we are creating lasting interrelationships among diverse people and are reminding people that our spirits and health depend on the land and caring for that land.
Everyone must ask themselves this question about the moment our nation is in: what is the role we are asked to play?
Being a Refuge
This summer, many local groups came to Knoll Farm to renew themselves, including: Out in The Open, Presente Maine, In Tandem Arts, VT Community Bail Fund, VT Food Bank, Two Roads Social Services, Black Lives Matter, JAG Productions and BIPOC caucus for Peace and Justice. In addition, dozens of our alumni and their families were welcomed at the Refuge throughout the summer.
More Better Selves Fellowships in 2021:
Better Selves Fellows are working 24/7 on immigration issues, criminal justic reform and land justice efforts as well as education and advocacy. Many are essential workers, 68 percent are people of color, and 85 percent are executive directors shouldering everything in their small organizations. We created a fellowship for them.
We seek to welcome all selected 2020 fellows in 2021, since they could not come during Covid, and if fundraising is successful we will also expand the program to welcome new fellows in 2021. All of the money we raise goes directly to our offering fellowships, not to other aspects of the farm.
Support Better Selves Fellowship Fund
Your gift will help us continue to be a refuge for leaders confronting our nation’s dual crises of structural racism and coronavirus in 2020.
Your donation will be acknowledged by New Learning Journey, our 501c3 that supports those walking the edge between social justice, conservation and community resilience. Your donation is tax deductible.
By joining our community, you become part of the story of this land.
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