About Us

Better Farm, 1970
Better Farm, Inc. is a sustainability education center, artists' colony, and organic farm founded in 1970 on the principles of the Better Theory—a belief that every experience brings with it an opportunity for exponential personal growth. Its incorporation in 2009 as a for-profit LLC ushered in a new era for Better Farm, which now offers year-round educational workshops, artist residencies, work-shares, space for events and conferences, and an ongoing commitment to sustainable living and community outreach. At Better Farm we strive to apply the Better Theory to all our endeavors while offering the curious an opportunity to expand, grow, and flourish.

Better Farm is located in Redwood, N.Y., a hamlet of just 584 people located 23 miles north of Watertown, 10 miles from Alexandria Bay and the Thousand Islands, and just 20 minutes from the Canadian border. The area—known for its pristine lakes, outdoor activities, and open spaces—is perfect for a country retreat or escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

For more information about lodging and to make a reservation to visit, please click here.

 31060 Cottage Hill Road
Redwood, NY 13679
(315) 482-2536

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.