A Letter from Our Director: Support BIPOC Scholarships this #GivingTuesday

A Letter from Our Director

Moving from resilience to regeneration takes a community – a compassionate, creative, and committed community. Fox Haven’s team of farmers, teachers, administrators, students, volunteers, and board members moved into 2021 with Covid-19 still in play and stepped into the challenge.

With 6 weeks still left in 2021, numbers tell a bit of the story:

Here’s what we’ve accomplished this year

  • Fox Haven has provided free programs and outreach to 834 people
  • Close to 2,000 people have been served through our educational programs and field trips 
  • 9 Interns have benefited from time on the land and in class with our team and partners; 4 interns moved into teaching at Fox Haven, with 7 planning to teach in 2022 
  • 68 volunteers devoted time, energy, and care in the gardens, orchard, and with events
  • 35% of our teachers came from BIPOC communities, with an increase coming in 2022
  • 17 groups and multiple individuals have received reparations through our BIPOC reparations program – black, indigenous,& people of color *This is a helpful article on reparations.
  • We provided 6 months of meaningful farm-based volunteer opportunities for members of the ARC of Washington County with intellectual and developmental disabilities where they learned farm skills to add to their budding job skills resumes.
  • 2,390 people have been refreshed and revitalized through their experiences gathering in the farmhouses, the dairy parlor, and walking the educational nature trails that we maintain at Fox Haven
  • 66 Herb CSA members from the DMV area, and multiple a la cart customers, created all sorts of teas, tinctures, and salves to improve their health and the health of others
  • 5 acres of orchard and herb crops were managed for plant and insect biodiversity and provided healthy food for thousands of pollinators, including 3 hives for honey bees
  • 5+ acres of pollinator and butterfly habitat were tended with great care
  • Fox Haven honeybee hives were added to Antietam National Historic Park and to Willow Oaks Farm and Cidery to improve the health of their historic orchards
  • 36.04 MWh were produced through our Big Red Barn’s solar panels
  • 316,037.81 pounds of carbon emissions were saved
  • 11 volunteer nest monitors collected data from our 70 bluebird boxes this season to send to the Cornell Ornithology labs
  • 168 bluebirds known to have fledged safely
  • 19 Fox Haven Members signed up for the first time in 2021!  You can tooby clicking here.

Loads of donors contribute to support our hard and heartfelt work offering:

  • Education programs on farm and off site

  • Reparations program

  • Conservation of the land work

  • Community work with the Climate Working Group for Agriculture, Frederick Farm to School, Fred.Co. Public Libraries, Farm Based Educator Network, local schools and colleges, and more!

YOU can join the good work with your DONATION!
Donate Today!

Celebrating #GivingTuesday

On this #GivingTuesday, we ask you to join us in supporting our work in the community by donating to our internship and our reparations programs.

$25 provides 1 bundle of healing herbs to soothe stress

 $50 provides a 3-hour class to learn how to use healing herbs
OR to learn how to keep honeybees

$100 supports an intern’s week-long learning experience

$175 = 25 students field trip from a Title I school

$350 = a group’s full day use of the Dairy Parlor for a retreat

With gratitude and peace,

JoAnn Coates-Hunter

Director, Fox Haven Farm, Retreat & Learning Center

Help Make A Difference

BIPOC scholarships are now available

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Discounts & Scholarships
Fox Haven will continue to offer BIPOC discounts and scholarships in 2022. This offering is a way for Fox Haven to acknowledge the structures of privilege that undermine the wellness of black and brown-skinned people, and to create opportunities for people to heal and thrive.

If you identify as BIPOC and are interested in receiving discounts on classes, rentals, or our herb CSA, please fill out our interest form below. Please note, funding is currently very limited, scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

I’m interested
This is a basic form to collect interest. We respect your privacy and will not ask questions regarding why you are seeking sponsorship
Fox Haven is a 501c3 non profit. We rely on your support through donations and event attendance to continue our work. Click here to learn how to support


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