Wheelock Mountain Farm exists to create fundamental social change through education and non-violent action. As a non-profit we create and host experiences that empower people to make change in their lives and to develop democratic leadership within their communities. Located on over 650 gorgeous acres of pasture and woodland, we are committed to preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the land and to share its richness with the larger community.
Hosting Your Event At Wheelock Mountain Farm
Wheelock Mountain Farm has been hosting gatherings of two to 200 people for over 20 years!!
We're warm, welcoming, and very user friendly. Our facilities have proven perfect for those who appreciate stunningly beautiful outdoors and a touch of creative funkiness indoors. (Sound intriguing?!)
A quick run down of what we have to offer:
"The Community Shed" - our electrified multipurpose room, usually the center of gatherings. Large tables and chairs for about 40 people. Kitchen with fridges, sink, freezer, and a huge commercial gas stove and oven (it is our pride and joy). Cooking tools, dishes, cups, silverware, etc. for 100+ people. Some amazing feasts have come out of this place! Lots of nearby lawn, chairs, benches, and a large tent for overflow.
"The Stone House" - our off the grid circular magical house. Great for quieter and/or smaller meetings and gatherings. Also used as a bunkhouse for up to 15 people.
"The Sugarhouse" - more like a Sugar Cathedral, the center of our maple sugaring operation was built with gatherings in mind. A treasure out in the woods with high ceilings, lots of benches, stained glass windows, a wood cookstove, and sleeping lofts.
"Grace Paley Palace" - a small cabin built during trans and women's construction workshops in memory of our friend. Sleeping lofts and privacy with a stunning view. Great for cozy meetings, private get-aways, or for folks who want to be near the tenters, but aren't able to stay in a tent themselves.
Camping sites for innumerable people - in open pastures and wooded areas Outdoor sink Composting toilet outhouses A gorgeous hilltop campfire ringed by mountain views A 15x30 overhead tent for just a bit more protection from the elements
Lots of land and trails to explore - diverse woods, mountain views, pastures and meadows, wild blueberries, a beaver pond. . . And the beautiful Flagg Pond, home to loons and bald eagles, pictured in this website's header. We have kayaks and canoes waiting for you.
While the land itself is canine heaven, we ask that you do not bring your dog buddies with you. Our farm realities (small farm animals who could get eaten, large farm animals who could get harassed, gardens that could get tromped, and electric fencing that just hurts!) make it difficult to welcome unfamiliar dogs. Thanks for your understanding.
Contact WMF for rates and any questions - we'd love to accomodate your needs! Our home numbers: 802-533-2296 and 802-533-9929 firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Grassroots Projects
Over the years, WMF has helped many projects launch, grow, and sustain. Should your non-violent revolutionary initiative need non-profit collaboration, we may be able to help you, too. Call or email us.
Some great projects we've in which we've been proud to collaborate:
Migrant Justice - This powerful cutting edge organization of, by, and for migrant farmworkers sprouted from seeds planted at a Wheelock Mountain Farm activist skill share many years ago! We were honored to provide fiscal sponsorship until MJ acquired its own non-profit status.
Building Fearless Futures - We couldn't be more proud to offer administrative support to these local folks who enact a radical model to promote racial literacy and justice.
Hardwick Community Dinner - So grassroots and longstanding, there isn't even a web link for this one! Hardwick's weekly shared meal has been a longtime community anchor, gathering folks socially and getting surplus farm food into the bellies of many.