Posts made in August, 2012

Great Falls is Getting Closer

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Great Falls, Locations | Comments Off on Great Falls is Getting Closer

We’re happy to announce that the construction phase of the Great Falls Farm in the Dell is nearing completion, and should be done in the next two months as we’ve completed the initial construction at the Butte Farm. With room sponsors and donations still be accepted, there’s still plenty to do in Great Falls (and Butte!) but it’s all coming together quite nicely. In 2010 the Farm in the Dell International Foundation decided the need was too great to not expand the number of Farms. We raised money and worked closely with the communities of Great Falls and Butte to acquire land, build the homes, and now we’re nearing the time when the Farms will become a true home for several citizens of Montana. The complete plan for the Farm in the Dell – Great Falls is still being finalized, as is the direction the farming and ranching will take. There are plenty of ways for individuals and organizations to get and stay involved with this wonderful addition to our communities. Remember, the Farms aren’t meant to be a place away from the community, they’re meant to be a place that the people of the community can show how awesome they truly are! With the completion of the Butte & Great Falls Farm in the Dells we’ll have five North American Farm in the Dells. We want to build a sixth, so your donations are much...

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Kalispell, the First of Many

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Kalispell, Locations | Comments Off on Kalispell, the First of Many

The first Farm in the Dell, a place for the developmentally disabled from in and around the Flathead to live, work and play.  In the late eighties Lowell and Susan Bartels had an idea that the developmentally disabled could use there unique abilities to become more self sufficient.  They could run a farm and enjoy working a farm and in turn become a valued part of the community. The original farm home was small and not designed for the needs of the residents. After years of planning, the new farm home and surrounding property can now house 12 residents and supports cattle, pigs and chickens.  This plan has been used for the other “farm” homes in Montana and through out the world.  Each Farm in the Dell community supports the residents as they strive to become vibrant members of there communities and we would like to thank everyone whose time, effort and contributions made this dream a...

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Helena’s Farm in the Dell

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Helena, Locations | Comments Off on Helena’s Farm in the Dell

Founded in 1989, Helena’s Farm in the Dell has been the guiding light for the entire program. With the help and blessings of the community, the Farm in the Dell has grown to be a home for 8 full-time residents, has 5 full-time and several part-time employees, three greenhouses, two for tomatoes and one for flowers that are sold to the local community, and a ton of loving, lovely...

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Surprises are in the works

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Surprises are in the works

Surprises are in the works

For many years the Farm in the Dell program has been helping those with developmental disabilities find their place in the world. And while we’ve been very successful in building farms and homes for amazing people, we’ve been asked something recently, and the ideas, and the people behind it, are very impressive. You’ll want to like us on Facebook and keep checking back, because this news is huge, but we can’t tell you just yet. Just remember, we can always use your support in building new...

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Like Farm in the Dell on Facebook

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Like Farm in the Dell on Facebook

Farm in the Dell is now on Facebook! If you want to find out what’s going on in the easiest way possible, like our page on Facebook and we’ll be sure to update you on all that’s going on. From the Harvest Days in Helena, to the Garage Sale in Kalispell, to the crafts from Bishkek, we’ll be posting everything we can in short burst both here on our site, and on...

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