WELCOME TO HOPE SPRINGS FARM
FFA Day at Hope Springs Farm
The Pennsylvania Future Farmers of America (PAFFA), will be volunteering in the area while they are in Harrisburg for their annual FFA State Legislative Leadership Conference March 17 – 19, 2019. Each year in conjunction with their Leadership Conference they participate in a Community Service day in which students and teachers from around the state volunteer at farms and other organizations. Hope Springs Farm in Hershey will again host a group of volunteers from the FFA. This year the Community Service Day will be held on Monday, March 18th, from about 1 PM to 5 PM.
The FFA group volunteering at Hope Springs Farm will prepare the flower and vegetable gardens, work on the five large compost bins, paint some pasture sheds, prepare the nature trail, and other assorted Farm chores.
We Need Your Help to Finish The Barn Stalls
Now that the Barn is up we need your support to finish outfitting the interior stalls. We are planning to build 5 animal stalls inside the barn.
The first project to be built will be the Rabbit Habitat that WoodmenLife Hershey Chapter 364 has already funded. The "Rabbitat" takes up two stall spaces and will have a wood floor and enclosed so the rabbits can come out and play with the Growers.
The next 5 stalls will be built as they get funded. If you, or your church group, or office group want to do a fundraiser to sponsor a stall, we will be putting up signs to acknowledge your gift, just like the one we did for WoodmenLife sponsoring the Rabbit Habitat.
If you would like to be a part of this effort, we need donations to continue this work. Our Growers use the Barn every day as part of their animal care activities each morning and each afternoon. Animal care and animal sensory activities are very therapeutic and the Barn Stalls give our Growers a place to work with their animals safely and comfortably, so your help is critical.
The mission of Hope Springs Farm is to provide adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as autism a meaningful day through joyful group activities within the community and on a family farm setting that lead to satisfying friendships.