Chris Turner graduated from SUNY Purchase last year with a degree in environmental studies. He will be starting grad school at Goddard College in Plainfield in the fall, studying sustainable agriculture and conservation finance.
Written by Chris Turner | September 01, 2008
Spring Lake Ranch is a farm-based therapeutic community in Cuttingsville, 10 miles from Rutland. Its mission is to help people with mental health and substance abuse issues find value and focus in their lives, primarily through community living and working the land. The work program makes up the core of our daily activities, and is divided into Farm, Gardens, Woods, and Shop. Residents come to the ranch for an average stay of six months, although there are no prescribed limits.