This page last updated:4/27/2013
Redwood, New York,
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Better Farm is a sustainability education center and artist colony founded on the principles of the Better Theory—a belief that every experience brings with it an opportunity for exponential personal growth.
Through educational workshops, internships, artist residencies, gallery showings and events, and an ongoing commitment to sustainable living and community outreach, we strive to apply the Better Theory to all our endeavors while offering the curious an opportunity to expand, grow, and flourish.
Better Farm is also home to betterArts, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to increase access to the arts through free and low-cost artist residencies, community outreach, performances, gallery openings, festivals, private instruction, and more. The betterArts residency program seeks to provide an opportunity for creative exploration and growth to artists, writers, and musicians within the context of Better Farm's dynamic environment. Residencies are for two weeks, three weeks, or month-long periods. The standards for admission are talent, a clear project proposal, a desire to live and work at Better Farm, and a willingness to have a go at the Better Theory. See www.betterarts.org/residencies for more information.
Better Farm’s Sustainability Education Program runs in one- to three-month intervals and is available to individuals interested in a myriad of sustainability issues. Individuals are given daily chores, readings, and projects to work on, and are embedded from Day One in the local community. Those accepted to the program may visit us during the work week, or stay on-site ($500/month stipend covers food, utilities, and materials): Visit www.betterfarm.org/sustainability-internship for more information.
For nightly or weekly visits, visit www.betterfarm.org/lodging.
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This page last updated:4/27/2013
Visitor Process: Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 482-2536 to schedule a visit. You can see information about nightly rates here:
Fellowship for Intentional Community
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(We charge a monthly stipend to cover food and expenses.)
Land and Buildings
65 acres (26.3 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
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