Presentation on theme: "Sustainable Landscapes. Who we are Goodwill at Homefields Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture program operated by Goodwill Keystone Area Homefields,"— Presentation transcript:
Who we are Goodwill at Homefields Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture program operated by Goodwill Keystone Area Homefields, a non-profit all volunteer organization, is the owner of the 8.7 acre farm in Millersville
Homefields Homefields is dedicated to creating new life options for persons with developmental disabilities The board volunteers raise funds to support both the vocational and residential programs on the farm property
How it all Works Residential Mission: To create financially secure, long-term homes in safe, family- like settings where there is respect for the individual in a holistic sense, and fun and creativity are revered as basic human needs. Vocational Mission: To provide agricultural facilities for individuals who prosper with supported employment; to nurture integration through community interaction; and to cultivate a spirit of volunteerism within our community.
Goodwill Keystone Area Goodwill’s mission is to support persons with disabilities and other barriers to independence in achieving their fullest potential as workers and as members of the community At the farm, Goodwill provides horticultural job opportunities for people with disabilities in Lancaster County
Farming Program 2000 - first growing season – 28 shareholders 2008 – 160 shareholders 2009 – tenth anniversary season!
Farming Opportunities Over 100 trainees have participated in paid work 5 - 6 per day, five days/week through the growing season Proud of their work and success of the farm Enhanced quality of life
Shareholders Families come to the farm each week Pick-up freshly harvested, organically- grown foods Love the farm experience and supporting the mission
Homefields Farm 13.7 acres owned and leased 5 acres of vegetable production 2 green houses Equipment barn –packing pavilion –Refrigeration –office