Joanne Tannehill, in her bequest, left her Augusta County Christmas Tree Farm as a teaching and learning experience for the residents at Boys Home of Virginia. Since 1994, our residents have been actively participating in all aspects of the Tree Farm. In the spring, the boys place young seedlings in planting beds and relocate mature transplants to the tree fields. In the summer and fall, they shear trees and groom fields. During the winter, they harvest trees for wholesale, assist with the “choose & cut” sales at the Farm, and help in the production of our fresh greens.
Boys Home is a residential education facility for boys ages 6 - 17. Our mission is to help each resident strive toward becoming a responsible and productive member of society by developing his potential — Spiritually, Mentally, Physically, and Socially. The main campus of Boys’ Home is located two and one-half miles west of Covington, Virginia on Route 60. The campus consists of 70 developed acres, along with 1,400 mountainous acres of woods, streams and cliffs where the boys can hunt, fish or swim. The Boys Home Christmas Tree Farm complements our campus in offering the perfect setting for young men to learn personal responsibility and discipline in a Christian environment.
Our Farm is located 25 miles west of Staunton, Va. Please go to
for detailed directions to the farm.