Rebuilding Wholearth

Wholearth Farmstudio’s livelihood ground to a halt in 2010 when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ordered the farm into quarantine under suspicion of an alleged scrapie infection. The CFIA proceeded to destroy the majority of Montana Jones’ perfectly healthy flock of heritage Shropshire sheep, with no proof or conclusive evidence of disease.

When small farmer Montana Jones stood up to protect her flock and speak out about the CFIA’s draconian practices, she was charged and taken to court along with raw-milk activist Michael Schmidt and Robert Pinnell. After 5 years, she’s still working her way through the justice system. Montana and her co-accused have just spent the last year going through the preliminary hearing, and legal fees are seemingly insurmountable, already exceeding $150k, and the case hasn’t even gone to trial yet.

That’s why we need your help. By becoming a member of Wholearth Farmstudio, you’ll be helping to support Montana Jones vs. CFIA, as well as refocusing our efforts on creating a safe and sustainable space for events, education and rare breeds.

Please join us today. Help ensure Wholearth continues on as a conservancy for rare breeds and as a sanctuary for you, your family, and friends.

Your support has kept us going

Montana Jones and the farm have relied solely on donations to stay afloat for several years now, during the CFIA’s investigation and subsequent destruction of Wholearth Farmstudios’ flock and livelihood.

Your overwhelming kindness and generosity have been the only thing keeping us going. Every bit helps, and we need it now more than ever.

Thank you for your continued support

We wanted to give something back 

So we’re introducing a new way you can enjoy the farm and support Montana.

A member supported farm

We’re redefining Wholearth as a place where people can come together to exchange skills, learn, celebrate sustainable living, and eat well.

The 2016 season will be rich with outdoor music festivals, educational workshops, field-to-table feasts and monthly potlucks.

When you become an annual supporting member of Wholearth Farmstudio, you’ll receive a ticket to LifeStock 2016 & priority registration on regular workshops.

You’ll also get that warm fuzzy feeling like snuggling a newborn baby lamb.

Members enjoy these events and more for free

Why support Wholearth?

Members of Wholearth Farmstudio are helping to preserve and support a small farm, that they can continue to enjoy throughout the year with regular events, workshops, festivals, dinners and other resources.

Small farms themselves are an endangered species, and by supporting Wholearth you’ll be helping to ensure we can continue to share our beautiful space with you.

Become an annual supporting member of Wholearth now

Become a Member

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