Welcome to our blog. Check back here as we will be posting information about the farm pertaining to local history, events, ecology, our projects, etc. We are excited about our current projects and realizing the vision for the White House Farm Foundation. We are interested in various aspects of how to live more sustainably on the land and use our natural resources wisely.
The farm is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley near Luray, Virginia. We are located three miles west of Luray Caverns on U.S. Highway 211 near the George Washington National Forest and right next to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.
Currently, all visits are being made by appointment only.
Our farm is steeped in history with a brick farmhouse which has been restored to 1890 and a ‘fortified dwelling’ constructed in 1760 and listed on the Virginia Register of Historic Places. On the 270 acres, there are numerous features such as high bluffs, karst ponds, limestone outcroppings, active corn and soybean fields, 52 acres of riparian buffer with warm season grasses (and a few exotic invasive species) and almost a mile of river frontage along the Shenandoah River.
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?
We look forward to working with our partners and the community to address these issues.
We welcome your feedback. Please contact us with questions. We look forward to exchanging ideas and forming additional partnerships.
Chris Anderson, Executive Director
Scott Plein, President