On January 17, 2024

Mission Farm awarded grants for new signage, stage 


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Mission Farm in Killington has been awarded a grant of $4,000 from the Laurance and Mary Rockefeller Fund and a grant of $15,000 from the Vermont Arts Council. 

The Laurance and Mary Rockefeller grant will help to create durable and informative signs throughout the Mission Farm property. 

“Currently, there is nothing that welcomes or guides visitors to Mission Farm.  People arrive by chance, and wonder who we are and what we have to offer,” Mission Farm stated. 

The signs will orient visitors to the site, provide a map of the buildings, outdoor structures, the trail network, and give a brief history of the property.   

“Welcoming new visitors and 
improving access to Mission Farm
is a top priority for the organization 
in 2024,” said Ransom.


The Vermont Arts Council grant will fund a stage area for the stone amphitheater.  An aesthetic, acoustic stone wall will provide a dramatic backdrop for performances, completing the stone amphitheater, called the Odeon, built in 2023 by Vermont stone artisan Dan Snow.

Both projects will help to draw more people to Mission Farm, encouraging a deep engagement between the people and the landscape of this valley, Mission Farm explained. 

“Welcoming new visitors and improving access to Mission Farm is a top priority for the organization in 2024,” said Executive Director Lisa Ransom. 

“We are thrilled to receive support from these grant-giving organizations…With additional funds from generous donors, we are excited to initiate these projects,” she added.

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