Innisfree Village is a fully licensed, residential community with adults with intellectual disabilities. It was founded in 1971 and operates as a nonprofit, nonsectarian, therapeutic farm community located on 550 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They partnered with StoryCorps Studios during their 50th Anniversary Celebration to record stories that capture the unique life sharing model of Innisfree Village.
All Innisfree Village Interviews
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Friends Alice Meador [no age given] and William Greenough [no age given] reminisce on memories from their decades-long friendship that started at Innisfree Village in Crozet, Virginia.
Brothers Patrick Crump (63) and Andy Crump [no age given] discuss their shared childhood, how disability has impacted their lives, and their experiences with Innisfree Village.
Nich Traverse (39) and his father Peter Traverse (60) bond over their passion as farmers, specifically at Innisfree Village, and share anecdotes from their experiences.
Longtime friends Lee Walters (73) and Nancy Chappell (68) speak about their intertwined connection to Innisfree Village and reflect on the successes, relationships, and values that define their unique community.
Jon Fried (60) and close friend David Luedeka (55) talk about their friendship and Jon's connection to Innisfree Village.
Longtime family friends Barbara Fried (87) and Leigh Sato (61) discuss the founding of Innisfree Village and how its challenges, ideals, and opportunities have evolved over time.
Former coworkers Geri Schirmer [no age given] and Craige Dreilinger [no age given] worked on the board of directors at Innisfree Village they reflect on the work they have done together as well as their own personal ties to helping...
Father Paul Mcdonough [no age given] and son Frank Mcdonough [no age given] reminisce of their memories together at and outside of their Innisfree Village community in Virginia.
Husband and wife Henry Griffin (70) and Pam Wintle (75) and their daughters Alice Griffin (29) and Elizabeth Griffin (37) speak about their connection to and favorite memories of Innisfree Village and how it as changed their lives by creating...
Friends Keke Phooko (34) and Bridget Lynch (21) discuss their shared experiences as volunteers for Innisfree Village and migrants to the United States.
Spouses, Emily Wool (32) and Timothy Wool (33), reminisce on their many memories at Innisfree Village in Crozet, Virginia, including their first date, moving to the village, and favorite landmarks.
Former spouses and longtime friends Claire Byrne (65) and Wes Andrews (66) reminisce on their personal history, their migration to the United States and its impact on their family, and the role that Innisfree Village has played in their lives.
Friends Fabio Pages (30) and Susana Felix (38) exchanges various memories describing the community, landscape, and culture of Innisfree Village in Crozet, Virginia,
Leigh Thomas (55) and coworker Connie Welsh (43) detail the work they do managing the various gardens at Innisfree Village, exchange favorite memories, and reflect on their hopes for the future of their community.
Colleagues Barbara Fried (87) and Rorie Hutter (43) talk about the beginning of Innisfree Village, their time working together, and their hopes for the next 50 years of Innisfree as they approach the community's 50 year anniversary.
Mother and daughter Miriam Picus [no age given] and Talia Marshall (22) discuss their connection to Innisfree Village and its impact on Talia's childhood.
Longtime friends and coworkers Phyllis Sato (88) and Carolyn Ohle (72) reminisce and reflect on their shared experiences as members and directors of Innisfree Village.
Friends Vanessa Traverse (37) and Bridget Nicholson (64) reminisce on memories from their long friendship and describe their lives at Innisfree Village.
Longtime friends and Innisfree Village residents Marnie Diamond (67) and Carolyn Ohley (71) recall memories of their time together, discuss Marnie's work and volunteer experiences, and reflect on the friends and family that they've loved and lost.
Friends Annie Stafford (72) and Michael Hentges (73) recall their time together at Innisfree Village and reflect on the lessons and values they gained from their experience.
Brothers Adam Fried (58) and Jon Fried (60) parents founded Innisfree Village to provide a community that was in support of Jon's intellectual disabilities. The two discuss the community's history, having been one of its first residents as well as...