Richmond Magazine – Private School Report: School News: “Alternative High Blends Agriculture and Academics”

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #152d59"]I[/dropcap]t’s likely few high schoolers imagine arriving to school and feeding goats and chickens instead of rushing to their desks before the morning bell. But it could soon be a reality for some of the region's teens...
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Goodcall – Educators Challenged to Increase Interest in Agriculture  
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Richmond News NBC12 – our first TV interview!

Well, it happened... Within minutes of publishing our first press release and sending it off to the local Richmond news outlets, we got an email from NBC 12's Allison Norlian for an interview in just a few day's time! Huge shout out to Cheryl Tan Media, as when that...
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The Farm School Gains Momentum!

It's been a crazy week here at the farm. Really crazy! We are in the final year of our lease on this beautiful farm in Culpeper and looking to make some major decisions about our future. As we formulate the plans and requirements necessary to bring our farm-school to...
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A Farm School – an idea takes shape

[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #d1242c;"]F[/dropcap]or many years, I have harbored the desire to start a school and a passion to help kids find direction.  I began working towards a Masters in Education and as I took education classes that focused on the...
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The Lazy Farmer

I am a lazy farmer. There. I said it.  I am also a mom, a homeschool teacher, an education specialist, a graphic designer, and a farm manager. While it may sound like I am exceedingly busy, I have plenty of time for all of these things as well as the ability to drop...
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Farm-Based High School

We have expanded our STEM programs! Learn more about the farm-based high school we opened in 2017 to serve the Richmond area!

Goats & Hair Sheep

Our specialty is naturally raised market goats and hair sheep. We continue to grow our herds and offer premium meat cuts.

Podcasts from the FUNie Farm

Farm Podcasts

We published our very first podcast! Stay tuned—there’s more to come!

"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comforatable living from a small piece of land." —Abraham Lincoln


Homeschooling Blog

Well, hello.

I saw her last night in the mirror as I passed by. She was right there, unexpectedly, and smiling warmly. I stopped and stared. A flood of emotions swept though me. I had only ever seen her in older photos. She was a beautiful young woman and I had always wondered...

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Coffee on the porch

There are few better ways to start the day than morning reflection over a warm cup of coffee on the front porch. Unlike the business of my mind, the place around me is calm, serene even. You cannot help but relax into it. There are no worries here on the porch. Last...

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Life’s Lessons…

I came downstairs earlier than I have been, fixed a cup of coffee and shot the closed, silent laptop a frustrated glance. Not this morning. After several long days of struggles and frustration, I needed my mornings back. With a cup of steaming coffee, I went about...

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Farm & Homesteading Blog

LoSU Mascot Art Contest & Show – Deadline Extended!!

It's not too late! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 17TH! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  08/22/2016 Goochland, VA [dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #152d59"]L[/dropcap]OCAL STEW U, a new farm-based, alternative high-school moving to the Richmond area is holding a contest...

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Integrating Ocean Science

.. .. [dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #152d59"]T[/dropcap]here's something special about the ocean. The smell. The sounds. The feel of the sand. The salty, cool water. For me, growing up in southern Florida, the ocean was home. I spent every moment I could...

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