Our goose does not lay golden eggs, so we need your help! Please consider donating.
Please consider donating toward the programs for children with autism and other special needs. See the list below of examples of financial needs. You can specify any amount when you click on the donate button.
Our ducks have been using a very small, blue plastic, toddler pool as their area for swimming and bathing. It is just too small. This galvanized tank holds hundreds of gallons of water and multiple ducks can swim and splash at the same time. Your donation of this water tank will be a benefit not only for the ducks, but also for the upgrading of farm equipment and children's educational areas.
Children with autism often need familiar items or experiences to help bring calm to their environment. We would like to have a play structure, which is very familiar to all children, available for free access to the children that visit the farm. It will be placed at the entrance of the children's area so that it is familiar and comforting as they begin to explore the other animal areas of the farm. Then, when feeling uncomfortable or stressed, they can return to the play structure for some familiarity. The play structure will also serve all other children that visit the farm.
Examples of needs
Strides Autism Program Scholarship for one child
**8 weekly sessions $2000
**1 single session $ 250
We have several animals at One Acre Farm that are part of the Strides autism program. There are bunnies, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, horses and a pig. They all like to eat... a lot!
**Feed for one type of animal for a week $ 20
**Feed for all the animals for a week $120
**Small bale of hay (need 2/week) $ 15
**Large round bale of hay (need 1/month) $100
**Farrier (hoof care) (need 3/month) $ 35
Phase 1 Certifications
Nicole's training and Horse Boy (level 1 &2) equine certification $3000 Need met June 2016
Catherine's training and Horse Boy Movement Method (level 1 & 2) certification $1000 Need met June 2016
Phase 2 Certifications
Nicole's training and Horse Boy complete certification (2017) $5000
Catherine's training and Horse Boy Movement Method complete certification (2017) $5000
Equipment wish list and Phase 1 Development
Trampoline $ 300
Livestock tanks for tactile experience with sand, rock and water (need 3) $ 275
Play structure with swings and climbing wall (price varies depending on size) $1000-$5000
Full Support swing $ 120
Hammock chair swing $ 90
Saddle (two person size) $ 700
Misc. Tack $ 175
Various construction projects $5000
Small horse arena $10,000
Phase 2 Development
Purchase of more acreage $100,000
Covered arena $ 75,000
Perimeter fence $ 15,000