Who We Are
Kelly’s Working Well Farm began in 2012 with the goal of creating a place where community members could come to learn about sustainable agriculture, build and craft using natural materials, and connect with animals and nature just minutes away from downtown Chagrin Falls. Summer camps for children have been held at the farm every year since 2013, and in 2016 our school was created. Chagrin Valley School is a full-time self-directed learning school run by student democracy for ages 5-18.
Kelly’s Working Well Farm & Chagrin Valley School have been engaged in what has turned into a significant conflict with the Bainbridge Township zoning and fire departments. Rather than work with us to come up with a solution, they have chosen to close down all farm buildings and stated that we will not be able to satisfy the requirements to remove the order until we achieve a conditional use permit, thus losing our agricultural designation which is intrinsic to our identity. Visit our website for more information about this, our statement, news articles & family letters about this situation.
What We Need
We are seeking funds to help the school & farm in three areas:
1. To help cover legal fees for this process
2. To help us pay rent for a temporary facility to house the school and other farm events
3. To help us make important infrastructure improvements