Madi’s Way, an agricultural/educational learning center dedicated to children and families faced by emotional struggles, is proud to announce its Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting. The event will take place on Sunday, June 25th, 2023 at 1pm. All are invited to tour the grounds, and join in the festivities which will include a sampling of upcoming classes, refreshments, music, and visiting the farm and its animals.
Madi’s Way was formed in memory of Madison A. Dingee, a beloved daughter, sister and friend. Madi passed away in a car accident one week shy of her 17th birthday in December of 2021. Her beauty shined both inside and out, and her spirit will continuously live on in the hearts of her family and community. The goal of Madi’s Way is to remind families that children are conceived out of love, and they deserve a safe and supportive environment to grow and thrive.
Madi’s Way will provide children with the opportunity to free their minds and spirits of any struggling thoughts and enjoy some peaceful and productive time in an environmentally friendly atmosphere. The center offers personalized, interactive learning opportunities such as gardening, agriculture, reading sessions, life skills such as sewing, painting, yoga, and recreational activities. All are invited to walk the grounds, feed the goats, or be up close and personal with the sheep, chickens, and the miniature ponies during designated time windows. The center aims to help children develop skills that will enhance their mental and emotional well-being.
“We are thrilled to open our doors to the community and provide a safe and supportive environment” say’s Diana Romero. “We are grateful for the volunteers and educators who have joined us in our mission, and we look forward to working together to make a positive impact in the lives of children.”
Funds generated through donations will be used directly to provide these services to all children and their families, especially those affected by divorce or loss of a loved one. Madi’s Way is currently seeking volunteers and paid educators to join their team. People who are interested are welcome to contact Diana Romero at 917-733-9363. Madi’s Way is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Future plans include forming alliances with local organizations, schools, and camps to reach as many children as possible. This spring Madi’s sister Emily Ann Jackowski helped to organize a book fundraiser for Madi’s Way at Millbrook Central Schools.
For more information about Madi’s Way visit https://www.rubyhillfarm.com and click on the link for Madi’s Way. Scholarships are available and may be applied for by completing the application on the website. Upcoming special events and programming will be listed on the website. Watch for an announcement of the summer strawberry festival.
Madi’s Way is located on the property of Ruby Hill Farm at 2325 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners, NY. Ruby Hill Farm is a small family-owned farm and a hidden gem owned by Diana Romero and Richard Dingee. The farm store offers fresh beef, pork, turkey and chicken; organic vegetables, eggs, and fruit, along with a selection of locally made products such as cheese, ice cream, honey and maple syrup and handcrafted items by local artisans. Ruby Hill Farm supports local artists and will be hosting craft vendors throughout the summer. Craftspersons interested in participating should contact Diana at the phone number above. The shop is open year round: Monday – Wednesday 2pm-6pm, Friday 1pm-6:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, and Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm.