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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Henry Griffin, Pam Wintle, Alice Griffin, and Elizabeth Griffin

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...

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Frank Mcdonough and Paul Mcdonough

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.

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40:01
Barbara Fried and Leigh Sato

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.

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40:06
Nancy Chappell and Lee Walters

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.

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45:06
Patrick Crump and Andy Crump

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.

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40:06
Wes Andrews and Claire Byrne

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.

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36:31
Keke Phooko and Bridget Lynch

Friends Keke Phooko (34) and Bridget Lynch (21) discuss their shared experiences as volunteers for Innisfree Village and migrants to the United States.

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43:11
Phyllis Sato and Carolyn Ohle

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.

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32:53
Marnina Diamond and Carolyn Ohle

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.

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44:25
Miriam Picus and Talia Marshall

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.

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31:25
Annie Stafford and Michael Hentges

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.