Your Business Tagline


LONE PINE FARM & STUDIO was established in 2017 on Bainbridge Island, Washington. In 2018, Lone Pine relocated the Berkshire Mountains, in western Massachusetts, where it currently operatesThe intent of Lone Pine Farm is to create a holistic system that conserves and nourishes the land through the ethos and practices of biodynamic farming. A hub of research, creativity, and experimentation, Lone Pine seeks to bring visibility to the whole ecosystem of the farm, highlighting the ways that constituent parts—crops, livestock, trees, animals, birds, and bugs—interconnect to create a self-supportive, vital system.

What is biodynamic farming? 

According to the Biodynamics Association, “Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, gardens, food production and nutrition... Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself.”

The activities of Lone Pine Farm & Studio adhere to a long-term conservation plan that strives to increase the agricultural, recreational, and educational viability of the land. Lone Pine also supports individual research through its Residency programs. Each year, we welcome Farmers-in-Residence—farmers, scientists, and academics who, with the support of area farms, care for the land, produce resources, and cultivate foundation of community-based support. Lone Pine Farm & Studio is a venue to explore alternative farming practices through hands-on experimentation. A selection of our research interests include: soil health; food security; managing invasive plants and pests; bacteriology and plant health; cereal crop rotation; forage crop production; wastewater treatment; community-based agricultural systems; beekeeping.

Alongside the Farmers are Artists-in-Residence. These makers, craftspersons, designers, culinary professionals, medicinal healers, and others will engage the landscape as the inspirational site of creative work. The intent of the Artists-in-Residence program is to draw from perspectives and ideas outside the field of agriculture. This cross-pollination between different ways of thinking about and engaging the natural world enriches the project as a whole, creating new, innovative connections that promote the sustainability of both agriculture and art.

Image: work in process by Meghann Riepenhoff, Bainbridge Island, WA

About Us.

We love building products for you

Ryan Montella

Ryan is a designer, planner, and farmer who represents the next generation of thinkers taking an integral approach to food security and public policy. In 2012, he moved to Bainbridge Island to study agriculture at Butler Green Farms and, in 2013, became the Farm's Project Manager. Ryan's background includes graduate studies of post-disaster resiliency with a focus on agricultural systems in the built environment at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont, where he worked with the community of Waitsfield, VT after Tropical Storm Irene. And he has worked for various initiatives in Detroit, Michigan helping to design more resilient master plans for several non-profits. His most recent projects include La Vida Verde Center in Lo De Marcos, Mexico, Middle Field Farms on Bainbridge Island, and Roots and Stems Organic Flowers in San Franciso CA. Ryan is currently working with small farms developing the framework of industrial hemp/cannabis production in western Massachusetts.

[email protected]

Sarah is a curator, art writer, and educator specializing in contemporary craft and design. Currently, she is Assistant Curator of the American Folk Art Museum (New York, NY), where she curates exhibitions and public programs for the museum's Collections and Education Center (Long Island City, NY). Previously, Sarah has held positions in the curatorial departments of the Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA), Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), and Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), in addition to serving as an instructor, mentor, and guest critic to graduate students receiving their MFA degrees in Applied Craft + Design at Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. She contributes to numerous print publications and online art journals, notably: Art Ltd., Bitch Magazine, Detroit Research, Journal of Modern Craft, Surface Design Association Magazine, Daily Serving | Art Practical, Art21, and Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk.

[email protected]