Thanks to a generous grant of $5,000 from the Inner Spark Foundation, Smith Farm has received a significant boost to their fundraising efforts with the Easton Lions Club Centennial Legacy Project & the Avery Lee Williams Family Farmhouse Renovation Challenge.
The Farmhouse Renovation Challenge is helping Smith Farm achieve our goals to preserve the historic farmhouse on the site, and as stated in the Smith Farm mission, to use the facility to “enrich lives through education, arts, culture, spirituality and wellness.” The Easton Lions Club and the Avery Lee Williams Family have teamed up to match funds raised by Smith Farm up to $20,000—making a total of $40,000 available for construction costs related to the physical structure of the Asahel Smith Farmhouse.
The Inner Spark Foundation previously supported Smith Farm with a grant to help replace the roof of the Asahel Smith Farmhouse. Built in 1880 by Dr. Asahel Smith, the farmhouse is nestled in what is now Borderland State Park at a site that was chosen for its serenity and peacefulness.
“Inner Spark Foundation is pleased to renew our support of Smith Farm at Borderland State Park in their fundraising efforts to restore the historic Asahel Smith Farmhouse. The renovation of the farmhouse will bolster Smith Farm’s ability to offer the local community—in particular, veterans and veteran’s organizations—with a beautiful location for health and wellness programs. We are excited for Smith Farm’s future and proud to support this challenge grant,” said Jacqueline Gosciak, Inner Spark Foundation Trustee and Easton resident.
Donors wishing to support this worthy cause may donate safely online either through our website at www.smithfarmheals.org, or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SmithFarmAtBorderland. Donations will also be accepted by checks made out to Smith Farm at Borderland, Inc. and mailed to Carrie Crisman, Smith Farm Curator, P.O. Box 22, Norton, MA 02766. For further details, call Carrie at (508) 889-8889.