Special Interests

Llama

Animal Husbandry

The Girl’s Farm is home to several species: sheep, honey bees, chickens, horses, dogs, cats, geese, ducks, turkeys, goats and probably a few more we forgot about. Clients develop many life skills caring for the animals: responsibility, teamwork, and commitment. In addition to the opportunity for vocational enrichment, countless studies have demonstrated remarkable therapeutic benefits associated with animal contact and care.

Art Walk

Art and Photography

The Girl’s Farm Art program utilizes a number of forms of visual expression such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, beading, knitting, and crochet. Many of our clients are able to discover a new talent or develop those they already have when they immerse themselves in an artistic project.

Automotive

Automotive and Small Engine Repair

Clients have an opportunity to learn basic auto mechanics. The Girl’s Farm offers numerous projects year-round, including basic vehicle maintenance and small engine repair. All work performed in the auto shop is supervised by an experienced mechanic.

Computer Studies

Computer

The Girl’s Farm computer lab allows the clients to gain skills, explore interests in programming, web design, blogging, graphic arts, and writing and even take online classes.

Culinary

Culinary Arts

Clients with an interest in the culinary arts are presented with prospects for learning about cooking and baking skills from highly experienced individuals. Clients will prepare meals using a variety of cooking methods including: wood-fired stove, open-flame, and conventional appliances.

Horses

Horsemanship

The Girl’s Farm Horsemanship Program teaches the clients to be in harmony with the horse by learning first horse handling safety and then how a horse thinks. The clients are taught a balanced way of riding that can apply to any horse and exercises that will keep a horse sensitive and responsive to a rider.

Woodworking

Woodworking and Construction

The Girl’s Farm operates a fully equipped woodworking facility. Clients gain knowledge of basic carpentry skills as they design and create projects for use individually or communally. A journeyman carpenter and cabinetmaker with 30 years of experience continually supervises the woodshop to ensure safety and quality.

 

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