Forest Echo Farm History
Autumn view of Farmhouse field.
Forest Echo Farm was founded in 1969 by several families to provide a rural family retreat. The founding members shared a belief in the principles of Quakerism and used those principles to form the organizational structure and approach to welcoming others as visitors, and stewards.
Over the decades the organizational membership has grown to include other families and individuals committed to conserving this Vermont property. Many members are not Quaker, but the founding principles continue to guide us as we work towards our goals of preserving and maintaining the land, enjoying it, and sharing it.
The Forest Echo Farm community is dedicated to preserving our land, maintaining a balance between our human presence and the natural character of the forest, lakes, and mountains. Through the Vermont Land Trust, we have set aside 80% of our land to ensure that it will never be developed.
The Farm also belongs to the Green Mountain Bear Corridor and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. We have cooperative relationships with Farm & Wilderness summer camps, the Catamount Trail Association and the Vermont Cavers Association. We support VTDigger non-profit news organization and WERS radio station, based at Emerson College.
Our community works cooperatively to protect and preserve Forest Echo Farm (FEF) land, waterways, and infrastructure for member and visitor enjoyment while enabling wildlife and nature to flourish.
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Forest Echo Farm, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. View the EEO is the Law poster and its supplement. The pay transparency policy is available here.
Streams, Stars, Sunrises
Trails, Trees, Tiny Pond
Oaks, Old Things
Ferns, Fun, Fishing
Apples, Auctions, Animals
Meadows, Moon and Moose
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