Our Plans for a Center celebrating African-American Art, Heritage and Muliculturalism
The Clemmons Family Farm is one of the handful of African-American-owned historic farms
in the state of Vermont. Please make a tax-deductible donation to help us preserve this wonderful cultural heritage and asset and continue to bring African-American and African diaspora history, arts and culture programs to the Farm and to K-12 schools and communities throughout Vermont!
Transitioning from a 148-acre Family Farm to a 148-acre Center
Over the next few years we are in a transition phase from a private family-owned farm to an African-American Art, Heritage and Multicultural Center that will share a beautiful historic venue with visitors
and the general public.
The Clemmons Family Farm follows the example of the Webb family’s Shelburne Farms as a model for a center offering educational and multicultural enrichment programs in a beautiful working landscape and an inspiring setting for the public.
Partnerships, community support and grants are a vital part of this transition process. We are building opportunities to partner with JAG Productions, the Burlington School District Parent University, the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV), Rokeby Museum, the Vermont Humanities Council, the University of Vermont and the UVM Agriculture Extension Service, Champlain College, the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, the Black Family Land Trust, and many other academic institutions and organizations whose work promotes learning about African American heritage and the African diaspora,
and fosters a loving and dynamic multicultural community.
Celebrating African-American Heritage and Multiculturalism
through Music, Art, Humanities, Farm, Food and Community
The Farm's plans include a dynamic program of African diaspora music, visual and performing arts, culinary arts, culture, history and literature across the 148 acres of a working farm. Our programs are tailored to small-group interactions that focus on building quality cross-cultural learning, educational enrichment and human-to-human connections with our local community and other visitors from near and far.
Offering Opportunities to Learn, Share, Create and Recreate in a Working Landscape
We will expand our organic hay and wheat farming to include forage, grain and horticulture produce to support our new African heritage farm-to-table initiative. Our 148 acres of prime agriculture soils, woodlands, forests, ponds and streams will also offer a working landscape for indoor and outdoor performances, retreats, meetings, work, functions and educational events for artists, scholars, farmers, community leaders
and other visitors.
Part of African-American History in Vermont
The Clemmons Family Farm is one of the official 22 landmark cultural and historic sites of the State of Vermont's African-American Heritage Trail.