Welcome to the White House Farm Foundation!
We are excited about our current projects and realizing the vision for the White House Farm Foundation.
We’re interested in various aspects of how to live more sustainably on the land and use our natural resources wisely.
Our desire is to work with the community and our partners to answer some of the large questions now facing conservation and development.
- How do we live in balance with our environment?
- How can we enhance the landscape to feed wildlife and ourselves?
- Why is it important to conserve land?
- How can we support local economies?
- Do you have an environmental question?
- Questions about our local water quality, forest health; including status of gypsy moth, emerald ash borer or identification of a tree or shrub or insects?
- Questions on invasive plants?
- Questions on upcoming environmental regulations?
We are glad to help.
Winter Tree ID Walk: Saturday, March 8, 2014 (10am-12 pm) at the White House Farm. Come join us for a fun, informal stroll and learn how to identify trees by their bark, twigs and branch structure. More info here.
Tree Planting Event – Volunteers Needed! Saturday, March 29, 2014 (8:30 am- 3:30 pm) The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is organizing a day of tree planting at the EMJ Farm, 1108 Long’s Road, Luray to help improve the water quality in Big Run. More info here.
Go here for more information on the sketch (right) of how the White House and surrounding farmstead could have appeared in the 1760s.
The Latest News . . .
Scott C. Plein, owner of the White House Farm and chairman of the White House Farm Foundation was featured recently in the Bull Run Observer for his many conservation efforts and partnerships. Go here to read the article.
The White House Farm Receives the 2013 Better Models of Development Award! We are extremely pleased to have received this award through the Valley Conservation Council – Read the article in the Daily News Record.
The Foundation has also received recognition by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation! Go here for more details.