We run a one-acre care farm on the grounds of a LAUSD high school for at risk kids. We have several goals. First, the farm serves to help the-at risk kids learn science, nutrition, environmental issues and self-reliance. It also serves as a therapeutic device. Care Farming is well known and studied in Europe, but unheard of in the U.S. It has been statistically proven to help ease anxiety, anger issues, cultural isolation and a host of other emotional issues in a long term way.
This school is our first project and our "proof of concept". Ultimately, we would like to see care farming help all sorts of vulnerable people across the U.S. We are seeing it work with these kids in Reseda and are confident it can help many many more.
There are many volunteer opportunities with Kindred Spirits Care Farm.
For those who love to garden, we have 1/4 acre of organic gardens growing edible deliciousness.
For those who have building skills, we have several projects from repairing the chicken house, to remodeling a shed into a poultry palace to building new planters to assembling our new greenhouse.
For those who have non-profit and/or business skills, we certainly need help with grant-writing, website design, event planning and fundraising of all sorts.
The farm is a magical place with huge trees, free roaming goats, pigs, alpacas and geese. Everyone who visits falls in love.