From L to R: Bunny, Farmer Jon, Ms. Cathy, Patty at our first harvest gathering in 2016

 

To discuss the incredible impact that Bunny Daubner has had on so many lives would take an infinite amount of time.

Over the last few weeks of her life, I had the honor and privilege to sit with her and her family and watch this process take place. To be utterly honest, sadness was and has been short lived. The spirit of this woman is endless and true in the greatest form of compassion. So many times over the years she would offer guidance and support without judgement and with such certainty, that  even still, I cannot fathom how such a person could be so selfless and loving.  

As many of you are aware, community engagement and on-farm education has been at the forefront of our mission.  Bunny has been there since the beginning.  This fall upon the completion of our outdoor classroom, we will be dedicating the space to Bunny and continue the legacy of her kindness, her whit, and her wonder, which she kept alive until the day she left this plane. 

It is most gracious of her family that in Bunny's memory, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to support our efforts and mission of engaging community through climate resilient food systems education.  

Donations may be made by clicking the Donate tab below

or by sending in a good old fashioned check made payable to:

                                                                                        Wild Roots Farm Vermont                                                                                             195 Harvey Road, Bristol, VT, 05443


**Our goal is to raise $8,000 to cover the cost of sitework and building materials for the classroom. With the generosity of many of Bunny's friends, we have reached almost an 1/8 of the cost.  The sitework will be done by a local veteran owned business DeMers Excavating, and the wood products will be sourced from two local sawyers, Clifford Lumber and Johnson Lumber Co.

With the addition of this classroom in our lower pasture area, we will be able to host more student groups and workshops to discuss the method and process of developing resilient food systems, while continuing to build partnerships with organizations who share similar missions of community engagement.  We appreciate all the help that may be offered.

-Farmer Jon