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Violet is the coordinator of the Reconnecting with Purpose project, which offers farm and food system educators and change makers a retreat space to explore challenges and renew a sense of inspiration and purpose in their work and lives. She is also a collaborator on the Be Well Farming Project. This project creates reflective spaces for farmers and food producers to connect meaningfully and explore strategies that can ameliorate challenges and bolster quality of life. Violet serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.

Reconnecting with Purpose Program Welcomes Applicants

By Violet Stone / August 9, 2021

As farm and food system educators or change makers working alongside rural and urban farm communities, we face enormous challenges to our efforts to support improved livelihoods of those we serve. While we may design focused educational programs or convene groups to work towards change, our work can become daunting. Over time, we may find…

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Reflections from Previous Participants

By Violet Stone / July 16, 2021

“This is a really important program for helping our food system stay sustainable because so many educators and farmers are just so burned out and it’s because of more than all the work we got to do. A lot of times it’s because we have forgotten to keep the things that give us life in…

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Be Well July Letter: The Role of Listening Communication on the Farm

By Violet Stone / July 9, 2021

Dear farming and earth-tending friends, We are thinking of you during these hot and humid July days.  Hope you are finding some moments for rest, especially in the cool evening breeze. Our theme this month is “Communication on the Farm”.  We offered several workshops on this topic over the winter and spaces filled early, which…

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June Letter: Taking Care of Our Bodies

By Violet Stone / June 9, 2021

Dear farming and earth-tending friends, It occurred to us that we didn’t properly introduce our monthly letter yet!  If you opened our email last month, you might have wondered what these letters are all about.  We hope to offer you monthly inspiration, words of wisdom and encouragement, and practical ideas to support wellness and connection…

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Be Well May Letter: Self Care

By Violet Stone / May 6, 2021

Dear Be Well Farmer and Earth-worker Friends, We imagine you are likely thoroughly immersed in the demands of the Spring season.  Birthing livestock, seeding ground, transplanting starts, fixing tools or machinery, onboarding CSA customers, starting deliveries, and the list goes on…. It can be overwhelming to edge out of the quieter, restful winter months to…

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Be Well Farming Adds Workshops on Fairness, Power and Communication

By Violet Stone / March 9, 2021

Our Be Well Farming project is pleased to announce two additional winter workshops for farmers or earth workers of all roles and backgrounds across the Northeast U.S.*. These two remaining sessions focus on exploring fairness and equity on the farm and improving communication among all of the people (owners, managers, employees, interns, etc) in the…

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Join Our Be Well Farming Project’s Winter Workshop Series

By Violet Stone / January 21, 2021

Update 1/27/21: The workshops are now full, and we are only accepting waitlist requests. The Be Well Farming project is pleased to announce our winter workshop series for farmers or earth workers of all roles and backgrounds across the Northeast. This season, our series focuses on topics to bring more wellness and better communication to all…

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You’re Invited: Reconnecting with Purpose

By Violet Stone / August 10, 2020

As farm and food system educators or change makers working alongside rural and urban farm communities, we face enormous challenges to our efforts to support improved livelihoods of those we serve. Among these are climate instability, rapidly shifting markets, exorbitant land/lot prices, lack of resources, race/gender/class inequities, and labor shortages. While we may design focused…

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Register Now for Baskets to Pallets Marketing Intensive

By Violet Stone / January 28, 2020

Are you in search of new markets? Are you considering wholesale channels such as food hubs, grocery stores, schools, restaurants, and cooperatives? Treat yourself to a holistic training that offers strategies and skill-building for successfully entering wholesale markets with special consideration toward participants’ overall comfort and well-being. Join the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Baskets to…

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Caring for Your Farm’s Greatest Asset

By Violet Stone / December 16, 2019

Our new research project creates spaces for farmers to experience holistic health and renewal. What is your farm’s greatest asset? Deep, fertile soil? A steady, hard-working farm crew? A reliable market that pays good prices? If you have any of these, you are blessed, but a group of agricultural service providers are embarking on a…

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