Friday, April 18, 2014

PARENTS AND PROVIDERS: Hiram Farm WILL BE OPEN on Good Friday at our normal times.

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Hiram Farm’s 5th Annual Gala

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The donate button is located on the right of our home page. Please list all attendees in the description portion of PayPal.  This will reserve your spot at our Gala.

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Spring Gala 2014

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Annual Meeting

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Please join us in celebrating the 5 year anniversary of

Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community

at our Annual Meeting, Monday November 18th, 2013

6:00-7:30p.m.

Hiram College Dining Hall

$8.25 for the cost of dinner, pay at the door cash or credit

Please call the office if you have any questions

330-569-3441

 

 

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Senator Eklund visits Hiram Farm

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 Hiram Farm was all abuzz anticipating a visit from Senator John Eklund (R), 18th District of Ohio who arrived on the Farm just after 10:00AM on Thursday, August 22.  Although the farmers were hard at work harvesting vegetables and completing special orders of patio furniture in the woodshop, it was easy to spot the man in shirt and tie walking the farm and introducing himself to each of the farmers he came into contact with.  Senator Eklund took time to speak to the farmers about their lives on and off the farm.  He heard of the hopes and dreams of some, the personal accomplishments of others, and the growth and expansion of Hiram Farm since its inception in June of 2009.

“The Farm is plainly a place of caring and love, and when you add the professionalism and commitment that you and the staff bring to bear, I just know you are positively impacting the lives of your farmers and their families.  I could feel it in my interactions with them that day,” comments Senator Eklund.

“We were honored by the Senator’s visit and his on-going commitment to assisting individuals and their families living with autism to live and work in settings that are supportive of their needs,” says De Ann K. Brewer, Executive Director for Hiram Farm.

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Hiram Farm welcomes distinguished Los Angeles visitor

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(Left to Right) Jason Bricker-Thompson (Board Pres.), De Ann Brewer (Executive Director), Dr. Candace Jeavons Wilkinson, Doug Brattebo (Board Member)

Dr. Candace Jeavons Wilkinson, Ph.D., is the Director of Operations and Outreach at the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART).  Dr. Wilkinson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hiram College in 1978 with a major in Psychology.  She then received her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Kent State University.
The Center for Autism Research and Treatment was established in 2003 as one of eight national centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research initiative, Studies to Advance Autism Research and Treatment (STAART).  In 2007, the Center was awarded two NIH new Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) grants – as one of six national ACE Centers and as the lead research site in one of five national ACE Network projects.  In 2012, NIH announced new ACE awards; notably, CART was the only ACE Center in the nation to get renewed funding to 2017 (ACE II).
Dr. Jeavons Wilkinson was a guest of Hiram College’s Center for Engaged Ethics, which will be orchestrating program events centering on Hiram College’s annual ethics theme on the topic of disability and ability during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Dr. Jeavons Wilkinson and her mother were able to tour the Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community, meet several of our farmers, and talked with Executive Director De Ann Brewer and Hiram Farm Board members Doug Brattebo (Director of the Center for Engaged Ethics, Hiram College) and Jason Bricker Thompson (Director of the Office of Civic Engagement, Hiram College) about the farm’s plans for growth and development.
Hiram College and Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community were thankful for the opportunity to visit with Dr. Jeavons Wilkinson and learn more about her work at UCLA’s Center for Autism Research and her passion for liberal arts education and thinking across disciplines.  Hiram College and Hiram Farm are both hopeful to find ways to collaborate with Dr. Jeavons Wilkinson in the future and look forward to meeting with her on her next visit to Ohio.
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New Pavilion

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Our new pavilion is almost done!

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Recipes Needed

Calling all beverage, appetizers, salads, veggie, main course and dessert Recipes!  Hiram Farm is putting together a cookbook this fall (just in time for our Holiday Sales) and we’d like to include your tried and true recipes in it!  Feel free to include a short narrative ~ like how your grandmother used to make it for a holiday ~ a picture of the recipe would be great too.  All recipes can be sent to: info@hiramfarm.org ~ please remember to include your name, city and state.

 

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Produce

Hi All – Just an update on our produce.  We are currently picking zucchini, cabbage, yellow beans, lettuce, beet greens, swiss chard – we also have basil available – just ask for it.  We will have green bell peppers and cucumbers available by the end of the week.  Stay cool everyone – it’s going to be a hot week!

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Pavilion

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Our new Pavilion is just waiting for the trusses so the roof can be finished! We can’t wait for our shade~

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