A Comfortable Place for Curious People
Located in Brimfield, Massachusetts, Dabbler's Notch is a learning homestead with the hopes of opening a school that offers a wide variety of classes, experiences, and services.
Owned and operated by disabled music educator Chelsea and computer scientist/cook Dan, The Saunders treasure the idea that we are all perpetual students, constantly learning and growing with one another. They actively apply this principal to all parts of their homestead, whether it's a class they're teaching or a product they're creating. They value not only the learning of skills, but also ensuring that accessibility, adaptability, and creative thinking are applied to each experience so that we can progress these old practices for a new generation, one that serves all identities.
The goal is to create an environment that fosters curiosity, makes learning comfortable and accessible, and brings the uniqueness of each individual to the forefront. We are excited to bring you along on this journey as we build this school and these experiences for you: from creating handmade wood products, to spinning hand-spun yarn, to teaching music, there'll be something for everyone at the Notch.
We would like to take this space to acknowledge the Nipmuc Nation, of whose land our homestead and shop sits on. We strive to be grateful and caring stewards of their land, and one important way to do this is by giving a portion of our profits to Native run organizations and tribes.
The organization or destination of those funds can change over time, following guidance from Native voices. If you would like proof of the donated funds or information about where the funds have gone in the past, we are happy to provide a record.
If you have any questions about this, please contact us!
Learn more about the Nipmuc Nation here.
It is in our bones to give back: it is the core goal of any profiting that happens here. We strive to give back to our local community, Black-owned businesses, mutual aide efforts, public schools, and any other people or programs who are brought to our attention. While there will be seasons where we can't financially support in ways we'd like to, we pledge to still be present and give to whatever our full capacity is at that moment.
We'd be nothing without you: so we must give that gratitude back.