Public Events and Retreats

Despite the uncertainty created by Covid 19, we remain hopeful that all of our 2020 programs and events will take place as usual– when you and our community will need them more than ever. Please register for our upcoming programs and events as your way of voting for a healthy and joyful summer! We will provide full refunds if we have to cancel anything.

2020 Events and Retreats

This calendar is for bookings that are open to the public in 2020. We hope you’ll join us.

Whether you are an organization, business, state agency, yoga studio, school, or family looking for a unique wedding or reunion spot, you can book your own event or retreat with us.

Field Trip to National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Alabama

with Robin White and Peter Forbes

 Date: POSTPONED, TBD
Time: 3 day trip
 Cost: $975

The experience of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is among the most important places of learning and storytelling in America. This is a story and a place that we all need to visit and understand.  MORE

Spoons for All – Full Moon Spoon Carving Workshop

with Peter Forbes

 Date: May 16-17 
Time: 1 or 2 day weekend workshop
 Cost: $225 Workshop and Meals, +$75 optional overnight

For more than 15 years, and with more than 2,000 people, we’ve taught spoon carving on this farm as a method for bringing people together and for accessing creativity.  Spoon carving, for us, has always been an important act of community building. Please join us on this full moon weekend for a creative time of using your hands and minds to carve a spoon from green wood.  All skill levels are welcome. MORE…

Alumni Work Weekend

 Date: May 29 – May 31
Time: 8:00 am Friday – 2:00 pm Sunday
 Cost: Free

Want to help out Knoll Farm? Looking to deepen your roots to this place, or just give back? Do you enjoy working outside with great people? Come join us for Knoll Farm’s annual volunteer work party! Alumni of our programs and friends of the farm return every spring to help us tackle an important project that will improve our ability to serve others.  MORE…

Facilitating for Change: Transforming Places and Spaces in Polarized Times

with Peter Forbes

Date: June 22-25, 2020
Time: 3 day workshop

This annual workshop teaches practical skills grounded in facilitative leadership. We will explore how this adeptness can transform organizations, coalitions and communities to make progress together. How does one embody that work, to be open to the things we can’t see in ourselves, to more fully recognize one’s privileges, to move our work away from charity and toward reciprocity? MORE…

The Better Selves Fellowship – Session I

Date: June 29-July 5, 2020
Time: Week-long residential retreat

Our own fellowship program offers activists and leaders from the fields of conservation, community well being and social justice the opportunity for reflection, focus and renewal. MORE…

Kebab Night! A Midsummer Feast of the Field

Dates: July 9, August 7
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
 Cost: $32

Join us for an annual tradition: a beautiful, abundant, and delicious feast of the field – with Middle Eastern flavors, Vermont-grown organic food, and live music outdoors in a beautiful mountain setting. We will be grilling our own spiced lamb kebabs, as well as vegan shitake kebabs, over a wood fire and serving them up with homemade breads and many other dishes inspired by the gardens. BYOB, and dine outdoors on blankets or picnic tables with a splendid view.

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Blueberry Sundays

Date: July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Only the berries you pick

On Sundays in peak berry season, we serve up warm cinnamon buns from our outdoor bread oven, free to anyone who comes to pick berries in our one-acre orchard. Come and check out our farm!

The Better Selves Fellowship – Session II

Date: July 20-July 26, 2020
Time: Week-long residential retreat

Our own fellowship program offers activists and citizen leaders from the fields of conservation, community well being and social justice the opportunity for reflection, focus and renewal. MORE…

Benefit Concert – Peter Mulvey

Date: Saturday Aug 22, 2020
Time: 5:30 food vendors, 7:00 music
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Save the date! Come enjoy a very special evening of incredible music by singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey. The Wisconsin-born guitarist pushes the boundaries of the lyric folk tradition. With a deep soulful voice and beautiful lyrics reminiscent of Greg Brown, Mulvey has a sound very much his own. This is our annual fundraiser for our Better Selves Fellowships at the farm. MORE…

The Better Selves Fellowship – Session III

Date: August 24-30, 2020
Time: Week-long residential retreat

Our own fellowship program offers activists and citizen leaders from the fields of conservation, community well being and social justice the opportunity for reflection, focus and renewal. MORE…

Writers Retreat

with Helen Whybrow

 Date: Sept 25-27
Time: Weekend workshop
 Cost: $450

This full weekend will offer a combination of guided prompts and solo writing time, story sessions, and meeting one-on-one with the instructor. Together we will create a focused, serious writing retreat that is also deeply supportive, non-competitive and allows space for all voices, abilities and perspectives to thrive. We welcome all abilities, from published writers to students. MORE…

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