The Lonely Worm Farm is a fledgling community center, set on 29 acres in Dutchess County, New York, where people of diverse bodies, minds, and backgrounds will learn about and practice horticulture, wild food identification and cooking, herbal healing, and a wide array of arts from weaving to tai chi.
Guided by permaculture and biodynamic principles, we are experimenting with different means of restoring soil health, growing medicinal plants and doing our part to reduce carbon levels. We will share our experience and be a place of education and connection for people with disabilities and others who want to get closer to earth and sky, mulch and mugwort.
This summer we installed our Lonely Worm Path, a wheelchair accessible loop through our southern field. The path winds past medicinal herbs and berries to a shady picnic area where visitors can relax and have a bite to eat. The site will also serve as an outdoor classroom for workshops that explore the natural world and our place in it, the joys of self expression, and more.
For more info and a ten year plan, please see our letter to our neighbors.
Or listen to Eliza Factor discuss the project and its origins on the 1 in 54 podcast.