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greenhouseRed Gate Farm is an educational paulachickenfarm providing farm experiences for children.  The heart of our program lies in real farming for real kids.  We put tools in the child’s hand and let them discover the joys of activity, challenge and satisfaction of a job done well.  Meaningful work at the farm includesyc4smiles caring for animals, tending the gardens, cooking meals, repairing buildings, constructing fences, managing woodlots and any number of other pieces of work that need to be done to maintain a small farm in working order.  As we work side by side, we find companionship in each other, and learn more about ourselves.

leapinglambAt the farm, children find themselves engrossed in new activities, sensations and experiences.  Youngsters eagerly shove on their boots as they hurry out into the rain to gather in the onions that were left out to dry.  Singing songs, we march along the dirt road with tools in hand on our way to the upper field to repair a fenceline.  The older kids laugh and shout as they joenoserace to catch up to the flock of sheep that have escaped into the back pasture.  Quietly, we stand together and gaze upwards at the twinkling lights of the summer night sky and feel the majesty of it all.  In the distant woods, an owl hoots at the moon, and a fox calls out to its mate.  Crickets sing, and we smile and whisper together, walking back to our beds, content in another farm day’s passing.

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December Challenge!

This year we have a special December Challenge for our supporters.  Friends of the farm have pledged $20,000 to match any and all donations that are made during this month.  Every dollar you donate will go to support youngsters coming to the farm next year, and now you have a chance make your gift count twice as much.

This past year, the farm provided over $29,000 in financial aid to campers, families and school groups wanting to have a farm experience.  We are a small organization and your dollars go straight to where they are needed – no big salaries, huge administrative overhead or fancy frills.  Your donation literally puts kids on the farm who otherwise would not be able to go.

Now you can double that impact.  If you donate $250, it becomes $500 for farm scholarships.  $10 becomes $20 and so no gift is too small.  Please help us meet this challenge so that children and schools can continue to visit and experience the farm.  Go here to make your contribution and have it doubled.

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