WWOOF and Intern Program
A big part of our educational outreach is our WWOOF and intern program. You can find out more right here!
For the past 13 years, we've hosted a weekly community potluck supper on Monday nights. Please feel free to contact us for more information!
Weekly Community Dinner
We offer a variety of workshops and classes. For 6 years, we also held the Finney Farm (F)Unskool program which met one or two days each week to provide thematic integrated curriculum for students ages 5-12. Some of our other offerings include fiber arts workshops, homesteading and gardening classes, building workshops, and more. A list of our most current schedule may be found on our Facebook page or on our blog at www.finneyfarm.blogspot.com
School and Classes
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Finney Farm hosts a wide variety of events, from humble to humungous. The annual Southside Social and Barn Dance happens the 2nd weekend in July each year and draws 300-500 folks for a weekend of music, workshops, food, community, and general hijinks. We have also hosted skillshares, workshops, classes, and camps as well as events like the first Radical Mycology Convergence.
We host our own events as well as rent or provide space for others. If you're interested in holding your next event at Finney Farm, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also find reviews of different events on our press and links page.
One of our endeavors includes is our Seed Distro project. As a component of a Food Not Lawns project, we grow and collect seed from a variety of heirloom and open pollinated vegetables. Instead of marketing our wares as a source of income, we prefer to use the seed project for more altruistic purposes.
We want more people to grow their own food. We want organizations to help people learn to grow food and provide garden space for people who have none. We want heirloom varieties to be preserved, and to encourage species diversity for the health of our planet and people. So, we give our seed away. To date, we've given away thousands of packages of seed and all of the expenses have been out of pocket. Growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, materials, travel expenses...it's all been a pretty expensive labor of love but one that we find worthwhile.
You can check out a little video about our project here:
In 2015, we plan to apply for 501c3 status. For years, we've paid for this project mostly through the labor and financial donation of 4-6 of our members. When we were offering 500 packages of seed, this wasn't a big deal but this year we anticipate giving away 7,000 to 10,000 packages of seed. We could easily give away much more than that--the need is there. It's time for us to get tax deductible status as it will allow us to apply for grants and partner with other local agencies. If you'd like to donate, there is a tab at the top of this page. If you are an attorney or accountant with non-profit experience, we'd love to hear from you!
If you would like more information about getting some free seeds for yourself or for your organization, please contact email@example.com . To donate, please click here.