Wild + Free Farm Village

In 2017, we announced a campaign to raise $400,000 to purchase land in central Virginia for the Wild + Free Farm Village. By December 31, we raised $392,800 and were able to purchase a 50-acre plot of land in Madison, VA.

The land is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, and the Appalachian Trail. This idyllic setting has beautiful sprawling fields, forested foothills, a bold creek, and majestic mountain views.

In the vein of Young Life’s wilderness camps and L'Abri in Switzerland, we envision a place where Wild + Free can equip families for this all-important journey of homeschooling and nourish the hearts of all who come.

A Place For All of Us

This is a place where homeschooling mothers can come together for weekend retreats and much-needed getaways; where teens can spread their wings with some time away; where children can learn and care for nature; and where families can make lasting memories with new friends.

  • A place for quiet retreats and getaways.
  • A place where children can explore and learn about nature.
  • A place to host outdoor farm-to-table dinners and gatherings.
  • A place that can be preserved for generations in its natural beauty.  
  • A place where families can gather for quality time together.
  • A place for Wild + Free gatherings throughout the year
  • A place to raise honeybees and teach kids beekeeping 
  • A place with a ropes course and a zip line through the trees
  • A field strewn with telescopes for watching the night sky
  • A place with an event barn for gatherings, conferences, and events
  • A place with a December Market hosted every winter for Christmas
  • A place with a butterfly sanctuary, riding stable, and ice cream shop

We can't wait to see this vision come to life and experience it together.

~Ainsley & Ben Arment

A Place to Run Wild + Free

Now that we've purchased a 50-acre plot of land in Madison, Virginia, we plan to accomplish this vision in two additional phases:

  • Phase 2: Build the barn and prepare the land
  • Phase 3: Construct the other outbuildings 

Our next goal is to build the barn for gatherings. But first we need to determine the cost and the best way to pursue it. We're currently meeting with local zoning officials and architects to chart the best course.

If you feel led to be a part of this next phase of bringing the Farm Village to life, all donations to our 501(c)(3) non-profit, Historytellers Productions, will be used for just this purpose. You can email us to learn more.