The mission of the Harvesting Occupational and Personal Excellence (HOPE) Program at Allaire Community Farm is to provide an integrated approach to supporting individuals to develop functional socialization and work skills.
The HOPE Program was developed to provide our Interns with a solid foundation in which to develop pre-vocational skills. The foundation of the program is to identify and nurture the communication skills, social skills and self regulatory/executive functioning skills, which are essential for competitive employment. Our Interns develop these skills while working on a variety of tasks on the farm. Lessons are taught daily to support each area of work. Individualized goals and objectives are utilized to monitor their progress. Progress is evaluated by informal assessment and task analysis.
Begin or enhance your child’s horse association with participation in a program that will safely ensure the ability to control a horse, (on or off lead) through the trot. In the event of inclement weather, unmounted activities may include: how to groom, saddle, bridle, and identify the parts of the horse as well as the riding equipment. Proper footwear is required. Helmets are available.
Are you an adult who wants to get back on the saddle? We also offer a 1-hour adult class that goes through horse care, grooming, tacking and riding.
Classes Started on March 16th
Feathers & Fur is a 10-week program that features Crafts, Nature Walks, Farm Songs, Games, Scavenger Hunts, Seasonal Gardening and Animal Fun!
Classes Started on March 21st
Roots to Fruits with Sasha is a 10-week gardening program for children. Over the course of this program, participants will learn Planting Basics, The Greenhouse, Pollinators, Composting, Soil, Hydroponics, Seed Starting and Farm to Table.
Classes Started on March 30th
Investigate the how, what, where, why and when of a pony’s life! Allaire Community Farm is pleased to present Pasture Pals, where youth will learn how to create a safe farm environment for a pony. Group experiences may include, but are not limited to, safe handling of a small pony, leading, grooming, tacking and feeding. Pasture Pals is an unmounted program for kids between the ages of 3 to 4 and 5 to 7.
Classes Started on April 11th
Learn about life as a farmer doing chores, animal care and feeding, chickens, gardening and more! This program is created for two different groups (ages 4-6 and ages 7-9).