Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Millstone Farm

Today I went to Millstone Farm, a beautiful 75 acre property owned by Jesse and Betsy Fink that represents their vision of a better future.  It is a sustainable food farm, a showcase of how to do something well and the perfect location of my new educational experiment, the Huckleberry Hill Project.  In a beautiful restored farm house, our children are going to be making their dreams, their passions, their 'big idea' come to life.  The place is so inspirational and so are the projects that some of the children have already started working on.

I took a few photos of the farm to share with you.  It is such a special place.  I feel such peace when I walk through the grounds.
The place is filled with people, interns, farmers and families doing inspirational things. I know the children are going to be thrilled being part of this adventure and inspired to do their special projects.

Here are a few of the projects the children have started.  Caden (11) is organizing a children's film festival.  Grace (12) is organizing a music concert to raise money for victims of weather disasters.  Cormac (11) is making a green directory in which he is breaking down everything people use on a day to day basis and sourcing green alternatives to these products in our surrounding towns. Claire (13) is well underway on her animal rescue.  Marlin (10) is starting a pet care business.  Lilah (9) is delivering her handmade delicious cupcakes to people in her community who are in need.  I am very proud of these children who are tapping into their passions and reaching out into the community.

We are also very blessed to have many contacts in the documentary making business to advise us on our endeavor to make our very own documentary on making healthy food choices, growing our own food and trying to stop Type II Diabetes in our own community.  It is a very exciting project and we are thrilled that Millstone Farm is partnering with us to make our dreams come true.


  1. My fingers are itching to do a post on this as well. I am booked up with NYC through tomorrow but now that you have shared these gorgeous photos, I will work on getting it on my blog as well!

    We are so excited to be a part of this project. It has really been a joy to watch you work through the process of coming up with this idea through finding the perfect spot to see it develop. You are an amazing role model for project-based learning!

    I am so looking forward to this fall!

  2. It's going to be an awesome year! I can not wait to see what these kids are going to do!

  3. I thought I posted late but you guys get up REALLY early! It really is going to be outstanding. I can't wait to start. YAY! Our kids are going to have such a meaningful year.