HELPERS OF OUR FARM
Educational Petting Farm and Farm Tours
A nonprofit organization centered around education and providing a sanctuary for rescued, donated, and in-need farm animals.
Greenlands Farm started a rescue petting farm in 2011 with a vision to provide a sanctuary to farm animals and an educational platform for the community. Whether adopted from other rescue organizations, donated from owners, or taking in an animal because the farm could provide a good home, these animals are now a part of our farm and have a new life. Family and friends of Greenlands Farm established Helpers of Our Farm (HOOF), a not for profit organization that supports these rescued animals and the education and services they provide. We are "Helpers of Our Farm" not only because these animals depend on humans to help them, but also because these animals help us by teaching us how to love, care, and learn from them. They perform an important task of educating visitors during our tours, petting farm, and farm classes. The goal has always been to integrate education into the lives of our community through the lives of these animals.
Want to know MORE?! Visit the nonprofit's SITE
Educational Petting Farm
Come out for a fun-filled time and enjoy an up close encounter with a variety of farm animals. Scratch a goat’s back and learn some interesting animal facts (like do goats actually eat tin cans or do pigs really stink?). Greenlands Children’s Farm is an educational experience: learn about our rescue animals, where they come from, what they like, and learn how to be more responsible pet owners. Come and see...when we love, we grow! Read more!
CLOSED FOR THE WINTER! We reopen on APRIL 8th, we hope to see you then. Please consider donating through the winter to help us keep our animals fed and cared for. Thank you to all the support we received in 2016 and previous years, our hearts are touched!
OPEN: Saturdays, 10am - 3pm (last ticket sold at 2.30pm)
- ADMISSION FEES: $5 per person
- children 9 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult
- children under the age of 2 years (23 months and younger) are free with a paying adult
Why do we charge for admission? Our admission fees are one of the ways HOOF pays for vet care (vaccinations, medications, teeth care, farm calls, emergencies), farrier services (equine feet care), basic needs (supplements, food, hay, fly control), pasture maintenance and upkeep, tack (halters, saddles, grooming supplies), and our educators. So when you visit us, give our animals a hug because they love you.
Why is the petting farm closed on some Saturdays? The farm's operation hours are subject to weather. Conditions for cancellations include rain, recent excessive rain (making the farm too wet to walk), or extreme cold or hot weather. This is for your safety and the safety of our animals. Another reason we may close the petting farm is lack of staff and/or volunteers to run the petting farm. Please follow our facebook page to keep updated or call Greenlands Farm Store at 910.253.7934 to check for cancellations.
We are a small operation, depending on the charity of people's time and investment; we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding when things go not quite as planned.
EDUCATIONAL FARM TOURS
for schools and groups please visit our tour page here!