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. We chose to respond to this moment with radical hospitality, to grow and share food, to be a refuge for others and to model kindness and community.
With your partnership, our fellowships and free weeks of renewal are helping to foster healing, lasting interrelationships among diverse people. Our land has become a place of social and spiritual renewal to thousands, who take that strength with them back into their communities to work for healthy land and healthy people.
Be a Refuge Weeks
This summer, many small groups came to Knoll Farm to renew themselves. We call these free retreats, “Be a Refuge” weeks, for as we give refuge to these leaders they are spreading the gifts a thousand times in the communities where they support those in need and on the margins. In 2020, with Covid restricting our offering to those in Vermont, we hosted: Out in The Open, 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.
Our Better Selves Fellowships
Our Better Selves Fellows are working 24/7 on immigration issues, criminal justice 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.
With Your Support
Your gift will help us continue to be a refuge for leaders confronting our structural racism, climate change and the public health crisis. Every dollar we raise goes directly to our free programming, not to other aspects of the farm.
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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