The Clarkston Family Farm hosted their inaugural fundraiser, The Garden Gala, on Friday, September 13. The Gala benefitted the Pathways to Possibilities Project, which provides greater accessibility to the farm spaces for people of all ages and abilities. Funds raised were put to use the very next morning to install a handicap accessible ramp to one of their main event rooms.
“Since the creation of our educational farm in January of 2017, our team has worked extremely hard to create an attractive, productive and unique farm, garden and teaching spaces,” said farm president, Chelsea O’Brien. “We feel it is of paramount importance to allow for safe and dignified access to these places of beauty and learning for all individuals regardless of their age or ability. We hope our community will continue to help us reach the goal! The Garden Gala fundraising event at our farm was a great first step.”
The meal was served by many of the Farm’s regular student participants, and included live music and entertainment by a talented student musicians, singers, and even a popular child comedian.