View of Heaven Farm is thrilled that the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (BOS) selected the farm to share its work and mission as part of “Voice for a Cause,” at the December 19, 2023 BOS meeting.
Chair Phyllis Randall and the Board of Supervisors “Voice for a Cause” Segment from December 2023.
Photo credit: Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Live Broadcast Recording, Dec. 19, 2023
The farm’s presentation focused on how and why we provide meaningful employment to young adults of differing abilities to work on the farm, in the bakery and in our hydroponic greenhouse. Members of the BOS and the audience learned about how the farm has touched the lives of team members from the CAST program at Woodgrove High School and at ECHO in Leesburg, as well as the broader benefits the farm provides to the residents of the county beyond employment: namely sustainable agriculture and delicious produce and baked goods.
Chair Phyllis Randall said, “What you’re doing is so amazing. We don’t quite know yet why…people with differing abilities do better when their hands are in the dirt…and it is so important that you’re doing this work right now.”
Chair Randall stated she does not typically allow for clapping in the boardroom, but the chair and her fellow supervisors and members of the audience generously applauded the work of the VOHF team. Details were provided on how to learn more about the farm at View of Heaven Farm, our new online winter market and other ways to support VOHF.
To watch the full presentation and BOS remarks, go to:
Then scroll down and select “V: Chair’s Organization Updates and Voice for a Cause,” then fast-forward to the 14:40 minute mark. The four-minute segment runs from 14:40-18:50.
With Gratitude and Appreciation,