An Arts and Agricultural Space in constant growth.
We are a project in constant growth that believes in the power of people to reclaim space and importance of caring for your neighbors.
Our mission: Growing a resilient creative community by sharing time and natural space to develop the art of storytelling while literally nourishing our neighbors. We must imagine a better future where we celebrate differences that make us collectively stronger to grow that future.
MidMountain is a five-acre retreat on the James River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where we seek to cultivate and share experiences to explore the relationships we have with each other and the world. We've recently become a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status, working to support arts programming and are seeking community input about interpreting the property’s past, which includes ties to colonization and human bondage.
The grounds are also being developed into a sustainable food forest with plans for agritourism and mutual aid distribution.
Have ideas for how to help us grow? Get in touch with River, our founder and curator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a growing Board that helps cultivate our project. It currently includes:
Deborah Ager is an entrepreneur, essayist, and poet. She co-edited The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, collaborated on 35+ nonfiction books with her clients, and founded 32 Poems Magazine.
Mariam Baksh is a federal policy reporter, with stints at The Washington Post, The American Prospect, and Marketplace Public Radio over the years, and knows way too much about U.S. cybersecurity policy. She's also been a public-interest organizer and is a visual artist with an interest in creative nonfiction.
Chad Clark is founder, composer and producer of the Washington, DC band Beauty Pill. Clark is also a film and theater composer. Additionally, Clark is an essayist and author of the forthcoming anthology Pet The Bomb Sniffing Dog (Bohannon/Harper Collins 2023.)
MidMountain is located just outside the small town of Natural Bridge Station in southwest Virginia. The grounds feature a three-story brick home, multiple outbuildings including an old brick post office and separate workshop, and extensive outdoor space with cleared areas suitable for large events or installations as well as access to 400' of private frontage on the James River.
The main house is 3,300 square feet, with sleeping for up to twelve people across 3 bedrooms and shared areas, 2.5 bathrooms, a modern open-concept kitchen, a library, a gallery, and visual art studio.
Although the site is secluded, it’s within walking or biking distance of basic conveniences, including gas and limited groceries, in Natural Bridge Station and a short drive to many interesting sights!
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