A Sense of Place

Clemmons Family Farm

Funding Received: 2017
Charlotte, VT
$350,000
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.