Expansion plans by Amish America.
The Holmes County Amish settlement is pretty big. I believe Lancaster has had more out-migration over the past 50+ years than Holmes, due to land pressures, so factoring for that it probably would have been closer in size, or maybe even larger.
There are some English in the vicinity of the very few Amish around Chili but it is fairly sparsely populated, compared to other parts of the settlement.
Pretty much all Amish communities have houses mixed with English ones, towards the edges especially.
Nevah, that’s great you want to do that. Probably the best way would be to just introduce yourself to an Amish family and ask if they would know of anyone in their community who’d done that. As far as programs go, I don’t know, but I remember seeing an article at Kevin Williams’ blog (Amish Cook Editor–there is a link on my site) a while back about rapper P. Diddy working on an Amish farm when younger, I believe that was through a program whose name might be in that article, if you check it out on Kevin’s site.
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