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Welding Studio Tour

UPDATE 6/25/2022

During a recent a fire inspection on the Snow Farm campus, we learned that the welding barn does not comply with Massachusetts "hot works" regulations, a fairly new set of laws that apply to commercial spaces where people work with flame. The hot works laws require there be nothing flammable within 35 feet of sparks, a tall order in many cases and an impossible situation in a wooden barn. Although we have operated safely for many years, there is no feasible way, unfortunately, to convert our beloved Bill's Barn into a welding-compliant space under Massachusetts law. As a result, we have cancelled all welding workshops for the remainder of the season, and the foreseeable future. We are considering other uses for the barn, as well as how to bring welding back to Snow Farm, but it will take some time. 

We  deeply regret the disappointment this causes for our community.  We also believe that challenges can be opportunities. Though right now this change at Snow Farm feels like a hard loss, we hope one day to look back and see this as a time that Snow Farm grew stronger and better. If you have questions or ideas about the future welding program at Snow Farm, please reach out to Mary Jo Murphy, Executive Director (maryjom@snowfarm.org).