Gould farm in the news

Gould Farm holds a unique place in the history of mental health treatment in the United States. Our work has been featured in national publications and international press, from Oprah to NPR and the Wall Street Journal!

99% Invisible

99% Invisible Episode 373 - The Kirkbride Plan
Listen online

The Wall Street Journal

The Case to Bring Back the Asylum. A new generation of flexible, varied institutions would help reduce the vast numbers of mentally ill adults in jails and prisons.
Read article


Why People Are Flocking to This Farm to Heal At Gould Farm, everyone has a job to do. The most important: heal.
Read article

Up Country Magazine

Harvesting Hope, One Pancake at a Time
Read article

Harvesting Hope Capital Campaign

Florida couple gives $500k toward Gould Farm Community Center.
Read article

National Public Radio

Community-Based Care Can Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness NPR references Gould Farm in their July 1 public health story on community-based care. Listen to the Invisibilia episode online and check out this article about the impact of stigma.
Listen online

Rodale Institute

Farming for health and well-being - "With a belief that emotional healing can manifest through hard work and service to one’s neighbors—in other words, through earnest participation in community—visionary ..."
Read article

The Jewish Week

Building a Sukkah; Building Community - I'd never really built a sukkah before. Sure, I've put a few together, attaching metal poles, stringing up fabric, and unrolling bamboo mats. But this was different...
Read article

Psychology Today

Clinical Director Jane Linsle's interview on "The future of Mental Health" - The broad strokes of recovery at Gould Farm encompass purposeful work and service, relationship with self and others in a community that fosters recovery and a sense…
Read article

Berkshire Eagle

Gould Farm is a work therapy community. Staff, volunteers and guests live and work together, caring for the farm and the gardens, the forests and the grounds...
Read article

Irish Times – Therapy at work

The Gould Farm concept is deceptively simple: a psychosocial treatment programme combined with the rigorous, everyday, round-the-year work of running a farm...
Read article

Edible Berkshires

Nathan Yaple on work, baking and beet bread - "Baking is a tool that helps my fellow community members get back in touch with the strengths and joys that were present in their lives before mental health challenges got…
Read article

Psychiatric News

Gould Farm Has Spent 100 Years Helping Those with Serious Mental Illness. Before the start of the deinstitutionalization movement, mental hospitals often had farm operations where patients helped with chores. There is still a place, however, where farms are…
Read article
If you’re interested in talking to us, please contact us at


Read about us