Student project by Karen Tassinari ’22 and Elena Zachary ’22
Meetinghouse Farm, in north central Rhode Island, is a collective of multi-racial, queer and trans-identified farmers, organizers, and healers. Their vision is a land-based community space for queer and trans people, BIPOC, and justice movement organizers to heal, nourish themselves, and connect with the land and each other. The vision of Meetinghouse Farm currently includes the symbiotic existence of a working farm (a vegetable CSA, livestock, fruit and nut trees, hoop house, wash and pack station, irrigation pond); a community retreat space (accessible gathering space, walking paths, campsites); and perennial and medicinal gardens, beehives, a compost pile, a tiny house, a house garden, and a 6 to 8 person private collective home in the existing house.
This project was made possible by generous donations to the Conway School’s Community Projects Fund, the Blue Yak Foundation, Lisa Cyr and Joe Flueckiger, Roxanne Finn, Ellen Senghas, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Zoar Outdoor Adventure Resort, and eight anonymous donors.