Crosshatch builds strong communities through the intersections of art, farming, ecology and economy.

 
Culture starts on the farm, with fermented sauerkraut, courtesy of Preservation Station

Culture starts on the farm, with fermented sauerkraut, courtesy of Preservation Station

 

The Mission

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology envisions communities that are grounded in place: where people connect through stories, music, art, shared work, and food, and where the economy and culture are rooted in restoration of the earth and its people.

 

So, what can we do, as local people and local institutions, to really build on the promise of local economy? What kinds of arrangements can we devise that help us preserve place, build trust and reciprocity, and reveal the quality of our relationships with each other and the given world?

— brad kik, co-foUNDER & co-director

 
 
The Hill House, the gift of time, space, amazing food and community connection for artists in residence.

The Hill House, the gift of time, space, amazing food and community connection for artists in residence.

 

“All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts.The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land.”

—aldo leopold, from "The Land Ethic", A Sand County Almanac.

 

YouTube videos and online tutorials are just fine, but at Crosshatch we embed learning in community. When you take a workshop, you join your friends, neighbors and community members. We're not just building skills; we're building relationships

Workshops and Events

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A hoophouse raising is the modern version of an Amish barn raising. Community comes together with food, music and good company to build agricultural capacity on a small farm or homestead.

A hoophouse raising is the modern version of an Amish barn raising. Community comes together with food, music and good company to build agricultural capacity on a small farm or homestead.