Nestled into the curves of the Vermillion River, Bellwether Farm is a camp, retreat, and education center dedicated to exposing the wider community to the creation that sustains all of life. As a working farm, its life focuses on four primary activities.
Facilities & Grounds
Bellwether Farm is a unique and affordable option for your next gathering. The center offers brand new facilities featuring a green technology, renewable energy, and water reclamation systems.
Bellwether Farm Camp, Retreat, and Education Center offers a model of sustainable living that promotes physical and spiritual wellness, fidelity to the environment, and social justice. It incorporates farming, food production, and eco-stewardship into land-based educational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Our aim at Bellwether Farm is to equip children and adults to become informed, inspired, and empowered leaders for a sustainable future. Bellwether Farm is bordered on three sides by the Vermilion River and offers exceptional and diverse opportunities for educational programming. Our 137-acre property includes farmland, woodlands, meadows, hiking trails, picnic pavilions, playing fields, and a five-acre pond.
This new center exemplifies green building and features super energy-efficient structures, renewable energy technology, water reclamation systems, and repurposed materials. Together the site and its facilities serve as vehicles for teaching the wider community about sustainable living and care of this good earth.
Mission & Vision
Bellwether Farm offers a model for sustainable living that promotes wellness, fidelity to the environment, and social justice through educational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
After years of searching, planning, and an extensive capital campaign, Bellwether Farm held its official ground-breaking in the fall of 2016.
We are currently working with a variety of program partners, whose support and participation are helping to make this vision a reality.
Bellwether Farm is a model of green technology featuring passive buildings, renewable energy, and more. It is a vehicle through which we can teach the wider community about fidelity to the environment, nutrition, physical and spiritual wellness, local food sourcing, food justice, and sustainable living.
Volunteer around Bellwether Farm. Opportunities are posted as they become available.