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  • Care Farming January 13, 2017

    Red Wiggler uses farming as a platform to employ, educate and feed the community with a special focus on youth and adults with developmental disabilities and low-income families in the county. Other farms across the United States utilize farming to fulfill other mission-based work. We worked with the Advisory Board to survey these programs and compile this list. We acknowledge that this list is not exhaustive and encourage anyone who would like to add a program or organization to contact woody@redwiggler.org. For more information on Care Farming and using farming as therapy please check out this article.

    A Farm Less Ordinary

    Bluemont, VA
    Founded: 2016
    Mission Area: Intellectual Disabilities
    https://www.afarmlessordinary.org/

    Bittersweet Farms

    Whitehouse, OH
    Founded: 1977
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities
    www.bittersweetfarms.org

    Dannys Farm Charitable Foundation

    Altadena, CA
    Founded: 2007
    Mission Area: Autistic Individuals
    www.dannysfarm.org

    Talmar

    Baltimore, MD
    Founded: 1988
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities, Youth & Veterans
    www.talmar.org/horticultural-therapy/

    Jones Valley Urban Farm

    Birmingham, AL
    Founded: 2002
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.jvtf.org

    Rising Harvest Farm

    Cleveland, OH
    Founded: 2012
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities
    www.risingharvestfarms.org

    Smokey House Center

    Danby, VT
    Founded: 2002
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.smokeyhouse.org

    Calypso Farm & Ecology Center

    Fairbanks, AK
    Founded:
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.calypsofarm.org

    Colchester Farm

    Georgetown, MD
    Founded: 2002
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.colchesterfarm.org

    Camp Hill Community

    Kimberton, PA
    Founded: 
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities
    www.camphillkimberton.org

    Legacy Farms

    Leesburg, VA
    Founded: 2012
    Mission Area: Autistic Indviduals
    www.legacyfarmsvirginia.org

    The Food Project

    Lincoln, MA
    Founded: 1995
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.thefoodproject.org

    Langton Green Community Farm

    Millersville, MD
    Founded: 2014
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities
    www.langtongreen.org

    Lettuce Work

    New Albany, OH
    Founded: 
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities
    www.lettucework.org

    Kahumana Farm

    Oahu, HI
    Founded: 1974 
    Mission Area: Youth & Developmental Disabilities
    www.kahumana.org

    Fenix Farms

    Seminole, FL
    Founded: 2016 
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.fenixfarm.com

    Greenbridge Growers

    South Bend, IN
    Founded: 2013 
    Mission Area: Youth & Developmental Disabilities
    www.greenbridgegrowers.org

    Felicia's Farm

    Tuscon, AZ
    Founded: 2009 
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.feliciasfarm.org

    JuncoHill Farm

    Virginia
    Founded: 2010 
    Mission Area: Youth

    Wellspring Inc.

    West Bend, WI
    Founded: 1982 
    Mission Area: Youth & Adults
    www.wellspringinc.org

    Allegan Harvest Farm

    Allegan, MI
    Founded: 2015
    Mission Area: Mental Health & Drug Abuse
    www.alleganharvestfarm.org

    SustainAbility Farm

    Accord, NY
    Founded:
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities 
    www.sustainabilityfarm.org

    Project GROWS

    Augusta County, VA
    Founded: 2010
    Mission Area: Youth 
    www.projectgrows.org

    Jones Valley Teaching Farm

    Birmingham, AL
    Founded: 2002
    Mission Area: Youth

    www.jvtf.org

    Camp Joy Gardens

    Boulder Creek, CA
    Founded: 1971
    Mission Area: Youth 
    www.campjoygardens.org

    Peinhardt Living History Farm

    Cullman, AL
    Founded: 1992
    Mission Area: Youth 
    www.peinhardtfarm.com

    Cloud Mountain Farm Center

    Everson, WA
    Founded: 1978
    Mission Area: Adults 
    www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org

    Smile Farms Inc

    Garden City, NY
    Founded: 2001
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities 
    www.smilefarms.org

    Homestead Farm Center

    Grafton, WV
    Founded: 2014
    Mission Area: Autistic Individuals 
    www.homesteadfarmcenter.org

    Walnut Grove Vocational Farm

    Kirkland, IL
    Founded: 
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities 
    www.dekalbgardens.org/walnutgrove/about

    Elija Farm Inc

    Levittown, NY
    Founded: 2002
    Mission Area: Autistic Individuals 
    www.elija.org

    Lynchburg Grows

    Lynchburg, VA
    Founded: 2003
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities 
    www.elija.org

    Old School Farm

    Nashville, TN
    Founded: 
    Mission Area: Developmental Disabilities 
    www.elija.org

    Grow Dat Youth Farm

    New Orleans, LA
    Founded: 2014
    Mission Area: Youth 
    www.growdatyouthfarm.org

    Merck Forest Farm

    Rupert, VT
    Founded: 1940
    Mission Area: Youth & Recent College Grads

    www.merckforest.org

    Shelburne Farms

    Shelburne,  VT
    Founded: 1972
    Mission Area: Youth & Adults
    www.shelburnefarms.org

    Talkeetna Farm at Birch Creek Ranch

    Talkeetna, AK
    Founded: 1981
    Mission Area: Youth

    www.shelburnefarms.org

    Tucson Village Farm

    Tucson, AZ
    Founded: 2009
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.tucsonvillagefarm.arizona.edu

    Washington Youth Garden

    Washington, DC
    Founded: 1971
    Mission Area: Youth
    www.washingtonyouthgarden.org