Our Plans for a Center celebrating African American Heritage and Muliculturalism
The Clemmons Family Farm is one of the largest African American-owned farms in the state of 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 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 our gradual transition from a private farm into a non-profit center offering educational and cultural enrichment programs and a beautiful, inspiring setting to the public.
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.