ORKESTAI FARM

An educational farm & arts environment

A farm & arts environment for individuals of all abilities

OUR PHILOSOPHY :

At the heart of our mission is Expressive Agriculture, which refers to our recognition that an agricultural ecosystem is not only a chorus of biodiversity, but also a collaboration of people who move together to cultivate the land and choreograph themselves. Through person-centered expressive and pre-vocational support on the farm, our apprentices learn to grow food and feel empowered and confident about who they are and what they can achieve.   



OR - KESS - TIE

Our name derives from the ancient Greek word "orkheisthai", meaning "to dance or to set in motion, to stir up, to raise", and refers to the space of the ancient theater where choruses of dancers moved together to interpret the non-verbal aspects of the play being performed.  It beautifully describes how we envision a farm; as a community collaboration that needs an orchestra of farmers who work together to grow healthy food and merry people.

Orkestai Farm  -  Oyster Bay, NY  -  2014  -  all images copyright Orkestai Farm 2014.