The first phase of improvements will include a new farmstand and a new animal barn, as well as landscape enhancements that will reinforce visitors’ connection to the land. Along with the sale of the farm’s produce, the new farmstand will include space for community gathering and areas for food processing and storage. The new barn will house animals and provide open and flexible community space to support the education programs. Future phases will include the addition of a service barn for farm equipment as well as a greenhouse.
A Sustainable Model
Land’s Sake and Payette are committed to create a model for sustainability that will not only stand in alignment with the farm’s land-loving mission, but also serve as a learning tool that can enrich their education programs. With net zero energy goals, the buildings will utilize traditional timber framing, composting toilets, rainwater collection and reuse, renewable energy from photovoltaics, and other strategies that lower their impact on the site.