A Sense of Place

Clemmons Family Farm

Funding Received: 2017
Charlotte, VT
Funding Period: 2 years and 6 months

Of the 7,000 farms in Vermont, only 19 are African-American-owned. The Clemmons Family Farm, established in 1962, is one of these.  The residents of many rural communities experience social isolation, a condition that is often compounded when there are also racial and cultural differences among residents. The Clemmons Family Farm will host a series of African heritage arts and culture programs in order to improve community wellness by addressing the social isolation, weaving a stronger social fabric, and making more connections among the residents in and around Charlotte, VT.



See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

The summer breeze, scented with the sweet fragrance of white blooms dangling from the Black Locust trees, anticipated a long-awaited visit by a very special... Read More
Apr 6, 2018
Thank you Vermont Woman for a beautiful 2-page article about some of the women who are creating "A Sense of Place", a new African-American/African diaspora... Read More
Jan 10, 2018
With the receipt of a prestigious $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America’s National Placemaking Fund, the Clemmons Family Farm makes a huge leap forward toward the... Read More
Dec 14, 2017
The Clemmons family has a vision for their farm in Charlotte, and a recent grant award from ArtPlace America is bringing them closer to achieving... Read More
February 1st marked the beginning of Black History Month where each year we set aside a few weeks to focus our historical hindsight on the...Read more
Today, we are proud to announce the 23 creative placemaking projects that will receive funding in communities of all sizes across 18 states and one...Read more