Justice thrives in diverse spaces. That’s why CDF Haley Farm is a dynamic training ground and space for spiritual renewal, fostering intergenerational, interdisciplinary, interfaith, and intercultural communication, preparing new leaders to champion children, youth, and families. The Farm is a meeting ground for organizers, young advocates, policymakers, and servant leaders.
The Storied History of Haley Farm
Since 1994, CDF’s Alex Haley Farm has welcomed thousands for CDF Freedom Schools® trainings, deepened and inspired faith-based child advocacy, convened children’s authors and librarians, hosted the Council of Elders for strategizing among young activists and civil rights veterans, and gathered working groups for the Black Community Crusade for Children® and the Black Student Leadership Network.
Explore CDF Haley Farm using a guided history tour. Learn about the civil rights legends who have walked our grounds and rocked on the porches of Haley Lodge over the years. Discover what drew Alex Haley to the Farm—and continues to draw new generations of educators, students, scholars, and activists for the children’s and youth movement.
Host Your Next Event at the Farm
Host your event or tour the grounds at CDF’s Alex Haley Farm. We welcome large and small groups to book our facilities for private events year-round. The Farm Lodge seats up to 85 for meals or 100 for theater-style lecture seating, and our outdoor lawn can be tented to accommodate larger groups for meals and activities. The Riggio-Lynch Interfaith Chapel seats up to 250, with additional opportunity for overflow seating outdoors in good weather. On-site guest cottages offer comfortable lodging for up to 40 guests. We also offer space for smaller groups to use with three separate buildings conveniently located on location. CDF Haley Farm is located near multiple hotels for overflow group lodging.