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Triform Camphill Community is a residential community for young adults with special needs located in Hudson, NY. Triform seeks to create a healthy social environment, where the unique contribution of every person is recognized and appreciated.
Located on beautiful farm land in New York's rural Columbia County, Triform's 400 acres encompass pastures, rolling hills, a small river, woods and gardens.
Residential students live in extended family households with the volunteer staff and their children. Students take part in a full program including the arts, culture, vocational programs like farming, baking, weaving and pottery, along with academic studies.
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Barn Hayloft Collapses-We Need Your Help
The Triform student Art Helps Fund Farm is now open. The auction will run from August 10, 2012 to August 20, 2012, with proceeds going to Triform Camphill Community to support the Triform farm. Triform's farm is a self-sustaining, organic, biodynamic farm that supports the needs of the Triform Community. This fundraiser was launched due to the recent collapse of the Triform hay loft, which crushed the milking parlor and shut down production. There is an immediate need to replace the barn.
Triform’s diverse farm offers students with developmental disabilities a wide range of activities working on the land, helping them to develop skills, have enriching experiences, and open them up to the healing potential of community life. The farm also offers opportunities to long-term and short-term volunteers who gain skills through their involvement with the program. Triform farm produces home-grown/biodynamic/organic produce for people in the Triform community and locally. The farm and our work on rural land is often one of the most important reasons that families choose Triform. One element that makes the Triform Farm different from a modern organic farm is that the buildings, systems, machines, equipment and physical layout need to be workable and accessible to both people with and without disabilities.
About the Artists
Robbie Haynes, who was born with Down Syndrome, was encouraged to explore his art with his Aunt, Elaine Freeman, who has organized two other sales of Robbie’s art. For students like Robbie, art is both part of a therapeutic process and a path to self expression that is immediate and unencumbered.
When Robbie isn’t painting, Robbie spends his time working on the Triform farm, helping to care for the animals.
Pierre Wilson has been living in Triform Camphill Community for over ten years, also works on the farm. Pierre enjoys hands on work at the farm, pushing the wheelbarrow and helping to bring the cows in. In addition to Pierre’s farm work, he enjoys painting with watercolors and crayon.
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