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.
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.
We can't wait to see this vision come to life and experience it together.
~Ainsley & Ben Arment
Now that we've purchased a 50-acre plot of land in Madison, Virginia, we plan to accomplish this vision in two additional phases:
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.