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COVID-19: Message from Mary Jo Murphy

Dear Snow Farm friends,

Our workshop season opens in April, and like many of you, we are closely following the news about the COVID 19 outbreak. As we think about how to best respond, our goal is to protect the health and safety of our community and to preserve the peaceful and inspirational qualities that make coming to Snow Farm a unique experience. To that end, I want to share some thoughts and updates with you.

First, Snow Farm is a small setting with small classes. At this time, there is no immediate risk on our campus or in the surrounding towns. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer all our 2020 classes as planned. However, we recognize that the situation is evolving, and things may change. We will continue to communicate frequently, and you can also consult our website for updates. If you have questions or concerns, we invite you to contact us:, 413-268-3101.   

Over the winter, all of our spaces get a deep clean. We have scheduled extra daily cleaning of the dorms, the dining hall, and the studios when workshops are in session. We will have ample hand sanitizer and soap for frequent hand washing, and we are reviewing our practices involving the use of shared equipment in the studios. 

We recognize that individuals must make decisions based on their personal situation and comfort. Our regular cancellation policy allows for a refund up to 30 days in advance of the start date of the class. For most of our classes, there is still plenty of time for a wait-and-see approach.  Additionally, to offer even more flexibility to our students at this time, for cancellations within 30 days from the start of the class, we can help you enroll in a different class later in the year, or provide a credit that can be used through October 2021.

Most importantly, I want to send best wishes to all of you in the days ahead. Be safe, be calm, and be creative – it may be the best medicine of all!  

Mary Jo Murphy
Executive Director


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