Help us Restore The Barn and Make Refuge for another Century.
Our budget is $700,000 to renovate the Barn and $70,000 for the annual Better Selves Fellowships.
An anonymous donor will match your gifts to the Barn up to $250,000 throughout 2023.
A long-time believer in the Fellowships will match your gift up to $35,000 through the Benefit Concert.
We are well on our way! Please give what you can today.
The Barn’s Story
The Knoll Farm Barn was salvaged, taken down, moved piece by piece by oxen and resurrected on our hillside in 1923 by the McLaughlin family. What a precious legacy to preserve.
For a century, the barn has sheltered kids during WWII, asylum seekers from Central America, and thousands of activists from all 50 States doing important justice work around the country. It has been a home for dairy cows and sheep that provide livelihood and a place for the community to come together. The Barn has been a shelter in hard times and a place of celebration in good times. Thousands of people have memories of her as the heart of the farm.
But she badly needs an upgrade. It is time to give her the love and care she needs to be even more beautiful, more functional, and more sustainable for the next 100 years. Will you help us?
Your Support Will:
Help us renovate the Barn to be a more welcoming and inspiring place for communities to gather!
Allow us to build a beautiful commercial kitchen, outdoor eating deck and expanded dining area.
Create a new meeting- and maker-space, upgrade safety and energy efficiency, and add handicapped access to all floors.
If you would like to give gifts of stock, or make contributions in another way than through the online donation button, please reach out to Lauren. Your donation will be acknowledged by New Learning Journey, our 501c3, supporting those who walk the edge between social justice, conservation and community resilience. Your donation is tax deductible.