We are located on a 40 acre farm located in rural Charles City County, Virginia just minutes from the Richmond International Airport. We moved to our permanent new home & farm in January of 2018 with the goal to not only naturally raise livetock, fish and produce, but to offer our farm as a base for a new, alternative high school for the Richmond area. We currently raise market and dairy goats, pigs, horses, turkeys, ducks & chickens. We have a small fruit and nut orchard and will offer pick your own veggies as we get resettled here.
Unlike our lazy farm mascot, Mocha, the rest of us are pretty busy here on this beautiful property! In addition to “regular” work, we raise our children and critters, run the high school, offer classes and workshops, and experiment with sustainable farming methods. Our goal is to share this beautiful place with others. We are landscaping, adding, building, fencing – all with the goal of providing a family-oriented, educational setting. Here you can learn about some of the sustainable agriculture practices. There is an active goat business and we are putting in an aquaponics as well as straw bale and permaculture gardens. Play areas for the kids are in the works as well as a classroom and farm gift shop. You can come for a picnic, stroll along the trails, enjoy the gurgling creeks, and play with some of the animals.
Independence FUNie Farm is looking to become the hub for the high school (Local Stew U.), and a showcase for sustainable practices, as well as science enrichment programs for youth, and teacher education workshops and seminars. One goal of the farm and the school is to bring the world of ocean science and research inland to our rural and agricultural areas in an effort to promote more sustainable agricultural practices that keep our water sources safe and clean.