F2B is embarking on our second performance season! We have loved supporting farms and non-profits, while sharing ballet with the greater community.
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2016 Venue Spotlight
Golden Well Farm and Apiaries
New Haven, VT
Ryan Miller and Nicole Burke co-founded Golden Well Farm & Apiaries in New Haven, Vermont in 2012. Originally from opposite coasts, the couple met in New Mexico where their love of honeybees brought them together. After a tough year for bees in NM, pressured by drought, forest fires and bear attacks, was juxtaposed with their summer wedding in Vermont (where Nicole's family is from, and bee forage is plenty!), they decided to move back East to pursue their love of beekeeping, start a family and a farm.
Ever since they first began keeping bees and growing food, their vision has always been to create a model farm where they could share their love of sustainable agricultural with others. They've been steadily working towards this vision and began growing on their neighbor's land (until they were able to purchase the property this year) and have been selling vegetable as well as honey products at markets for the last few years. In 2014, they started a successful CSA and are working to expand their membership as well as enter into the wholesale market. They'll also be hosting AgEd events on the farm this summer and fall, including a workshop with Jean-Martin Fortier (author of The Market Gardener).
In addition to farming, the pair also owns and runs 2 Wolves Center, a wellness center once located in Vergennes. They've moved the wellness center to the farm and continue to host yoga, martial arts, and community classes and events. They are currently in process of incorporating their wellness center more deeply into the farm, offering wellness classes, retreats and farm stays.
Nicole also serves on ACORN's board (Addison County Relocalization Network) and Ryan works as the head Hard Cider Maker at Champlain Orchards.
Ryan and Nicole worked with VEDA and FSA to purchase the farm where they had been growing and are thrilled to have the opportunity to move forward with their vision of promoting sustainability through cultivating connections between healthy food, ecosystems, individuals and community.
News and updates
Farm to Ballet Project will be performing at the Flynn Center's 20th Anniversary Garden Tour on July 17th 2016. This will be the first showing of our new choreography! Don't miss out on this sneak peek and the chance to support the Flynn. Tickets go on sale June 3rd. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Farm to Ballet Project is pleased to be featured in the following video as part of the National Endowment for the Arts 50th Anniversary.
In collaboration with the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts looks at the arts and culture of Vermont.
Developed as part of the National Endowment for the Arts 50th Anniversary United States of Arts: Tell Us Your Art Story series.
For more on the National Endowment for the Arts 50th anniversary, go to https://www.arts.gov/50th
Farm to Ballet 2015 in the national spotlight
A snapshot of a show: Farms, Food, Community, Connection, Ballet
Philo Ridge Farm Charlotte, VT
photo credit: Jonas Powell
photo credit: Jonas Powell