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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Mission: The farley center is dedicated to socially progressive change, community partnership, environmental sustainability, peace and social justice. Its mission is to promote ecological justice via education, demonstronstration and research.

Programs: Agricultural our farm incubator program provided educational support to 9 aspiring, ethnically diverse farmers. Ta to farmers focused on development of organic produce farming and technical skills, as well as learning marketing management of their 100 csa customers and two farmer market venues. Land and equipment is provided to the farmers at no charge. Additionally educational workshops are taken around the state to minority farmer groups and most incubator workshops are open to area farmers to participate, reaching dozens of farmers around wisconsin. Our land link program works to match aspiring farmers with landowners who offer land use at reduced prices or for free. Learning communities and networks are fostered with provide farmer peer support.

peace and justice center the center is used as a welcoming space for non-profit groups for meetings and day retreats. Regular educational offerings are held at the center that focus on environmental sustainability, peace, and social justice issues. We work collaboratively with a variety of community groups with similar missions to the farley center, to enlarge the impact of their work.

nature preserve twenty seven acres of land are set aside as a nature preserve which offers school and community groups a place to learn about sustainable ecology. Additionally the land is used for a natural burial grounds, demonstrating an ecologically sound cemetery.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Gene Farley had a vision to transform his home to a Peace, Social Justice and Sustainability center. That was over five years ago and since then, under the leadership of visionary and hard working directors, staff and farmers, the center has become a wellspring of inspired and inspiring projects, bridges from the challenges of today to a better tomorrow. Whatever your interest and passion for peace, social justice and sustainability you will find here both friends, colleagues and home. Thanks to Gene and Linda for this great community asset!

2 Jon_37

Board Member

Rating: 5

With a seemingly unrelated group of activities focused on the broad subjects of peace, justice and sustainability the Farley Center is an amazingly cohesive organization creating real impact both in their community and across the nation. Providing training and organic farmland to immigrant farmers, a natural cemetary using no chemicals in a protected native habitat and implementing a number of outreach programs focused on progressive issues and the betterment of life on this planet, the Farley Center deserves to be recognized for its work.

2 Lisa570

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing place, amazing people. The Farley Center is a place where the ideals of peace, justice and sustainability take root.

2 Marilyn65

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Farley Center is a broad ranging organization that aims to do good in the world, one community at a time. Just look at its full name! The amazing thing is that, five years after nonprofit incorporation, it is truly doing just that! The Center continues to sponsor farmers, many of them recent immigrants to the United States, lending them rich land to grow crops while they learn the kind of marketing that needs to be done to sustain a local organic farm. Next, the Center has been fostering bonds between peace and justice organizations by providing them social connections with one another in its homelike meeting facility. Add to this the use of part of its rural Wisconsin land for a natural cemetery, and you can see that it really is working to complete its mission for the sustainable "cycle of life." And all with honest fiscal responsibility for the grants and donations that support its growth. I am now a proud Farley Center Board member!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Farley Center is a great companion to the Natural Path Sanctuary. We have compatible goals and mutual admiration. We are all only temporarily not soil, so it is a great thing that people can work hard for peace, justice, and sustainability while they're on this earth and then bring nutrients and life to the organisms that remain when they're in this earth.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A program that I help coordinate, Badger Volunteers, is a grateful partner of the Farley Center. Badger Volunteers is a non-credit program at UW-Madison where students sign up to volunteer weekly on a team at the same nonprofit of the whole semester. The folks at the Farley Center ensure an extremely positive experience for our volunteers, making sure to communicate well with them, have a variety of tasks, and invest in their learning. The Farley Center helps our UW-Madison students value life-long civic engagement through the lens of peace, justice, and sustainability.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the Linda and Gene Farley Center since 2010, as a Board Member. It has given me a tremendous amount of satisfaction to be a part of this organization. We've had our share of growing pains over the last six years, but I knew we could overcome any challenge!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Farley Center is doing incredible work with the local community through its farm incubator, retreat center, and natural burial ground! I'm proud to work with this organization.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the board pf this orgainization for the past five years. It has helped train organic farmers most of whom are immigrants or people of color . The training includes farming methods, marketing strategies, and outreach to help farmers find lend to rent lease or own in the Dane County area. The center also operates one the only two green cemeteries in the state called the Natural Path Sanctuary. We are burying people there who want to help conserve the land by becoming the earth that feeds the forested hillside that slope up from the organic farming fields. The center also provides a meeting space for Peace and Social Justice groups to meet and plan activities. We are partnering wth groups to promote peace, cross cultural , arts and welcoming activities for immigrants. We are located on land just West of Madison, WI that belonged to Gene and Linda Farley , two public Heath doctors who dedicated their lives to peace and Social Justice activities and especially to pushing for a single payer health system. It is an organization worthy of support.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Very innovative organization with three functions: a peace and justice think tank, a small farm incubator for immigrant farmers, and a natural burial cemetery to fund it all. They see their function as facilitator not competitor. Great place!