Redwood, NY |
Better Farm is a 65-acre sustainability education center, artists' colony, animal sanctuary and organic farm nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Region of Northern New York. Through educational workshops, artist residencies, sustainability programming, and an ongoing commitment to green living and community outreach, we strive to apply the "Better Theory" to all our endeavors—encouraging everyone to seize their opportunities and see every experience as a chance for growth. We are located just 10 miles from the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence River, 90 minutes north of Syracuse, and one hour from the Adirondacks. On the property, we have gardens, barns, gallery and studio space, an FM radio station, and many animals including alpacas, goats, a horse, pigs, dogs, ducks, and chickens. Throughout the year, we have many visitors — students, artists in residence, overnight guests, long-term renters, and volunteers. This is a great place to share ideas, meet people from all over the world, and get (very) inspired about the very real impacts we are all capable of.
Woods and Other
Onsite vehicle parking
Human Compost Area
Grill / BBQ (Cookout Area)
Park your tiny home on a sustainability campus!
A few details: Because we are an animal sanctuary, many of the animals here are special needs so we do not permit any other pets of any kind on the property. There are outdoor showers and compost toilets available for your use within close proximity to the parking area. We also have an outdoor hose that has potable water that is available. During winter months, visitors are welcome to use indoor shower facilities. We offer meals, as well: vegetarian breakfasts ($7/each) and dinners ($12/each) featuring farm-fresh produce. There is a communal garden area that we are willing to share in exchange for volunteers working in it! Learn more about us on our website at Better Farm!