What is Treleven?

Treleven is a nonprofit organization that uses the resources of Treleven Farm to promote

Treleven’s resources include the farm’s physical site—the fields and forests, ponds and cliffs on 130 remarkable acres of Vermont’s Champlain Valley, the various structures on the farm where meetings, events and retreats can occur, and the diverse passions and energies of the five families who comprise our Board of Directors. We strive to foster awareness of the ways in which humans are connected with the natural world, with our deeper selves, and with one another.

How do we do this?

We offer occasional workshops, internships, skill-share events, artistic residencies and personal retreats on the farm. An environmentally-focused preschool, Wren’s Nest, is housed on the farm throughout the school year; during the summer months Treleven runs a weekly Nature Camp which serves as a field trip for area childcare programs.

Visitors are welcome to hike well-marked trails on the farm that showcase our many scenic vistas, our agricultural and forest management practices, and our projects in enhancing habitat for the wildlife that also makes this place their home.

We partner with other groups and organizations to sponsor off-site events that fit into any of our areas of concern. Please see the links in our blogroll to some of these partnering organizations.

Where do we do this?

Treleven Farm is located between Middlebury and Vergennes in Vermont’s Champlain Valley, bounded by Lake Champlain to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. The nearest airport–about 30 miles away– is Burlington International

What is your organizational structure?

Treleven Inc. is a tax exempt, non-profit corporation. The Board consists of five couples; our present board members have professional backgrounds in education, farming, law, mental health, creative arts and community development. Decisions are made by consensus, and minutes of our meetings are posted on this site.

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