Craigardan is a new not-for-profit organization in Keene, NY.

Historically, the Adirondack Mountains were a destination for artists, writers, and philosophers.  The story of Craigardan, its land and promise, its passage from sheep farm to ceramics studios, now inspires a new vision and interpretation.  Located at the nexus between innovation in agricultural practice and the arts of living, Craigardan seeks to provide an important gathering place for creative endeavors by providing residencies, community classes, and workshops.


We envision an Adirondack region defined by its makers who are committed to the development of sustainable systems that integrate the needs of human communities with the integrity of the natural world.  


To provide a living workshop at the intersection of fine craft and sustainable agriculture that encourages the human imagination to interpret the world with philosophical, ecological, and artistic perspective.


  • Preserve place; an 1800s Adirondack sheep farm, and to develop a center for community involvement and interaction that encourages diversity in all domains
  • Share knowledge by providing experiential learning opportunities in the arts and in sustainable agricultural practices by offering residencies, workshops, and community classes
  • Explore relationships between craft practice and small-scale innovative farming with a commitment to the use of pioneering technologies
  • Steward and nurture regional cultural identities by promoting sustainable land-use choices for the long-term and by supporting the growing arts and food initiatives in the North Country


We are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in spending a few hours each week assisting in the gallery, garden or studio.  No specific skills are required but an affinity toward our mission is a must.  Tasks may include gallery sitting, light sweeping or cleaning, and weeding.  Contact us using the form below to learn more.


Michele Drozd, executive director  |

Megan Moody, farm manager  |

board of directors

Michele Drozd

Janelle Schwartz

David Speert

Lanse Stover

Barbara Tam

contact us

We'd love to hear from you!  Reach out and learn more.

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