What We Do
When Grady came into the world with Down Syndrome, Shawna and David embarked on a new journey: learning how to be the parent of a child with special needs. Mostly importantly, they learned how significant Animal Assisted Activities can be. That is why they started Downs on the Farm, to offer a farm where, not only kids and adults are welcome to come and enjoy the animals but, those seeking low cost Animal Assisted Activities in the community have it available to them.Find out more about our Animal Assisted Activities
We also rescue mistreated, neglected, and unwanted animals in need of finding loving forever homes. These animals are provided with the best veterinarian care, shelter, food, and love available at the farm. Most of the animals find their forever home at our farm sanctuary and some are adopted out to loving homes. All pets are spayed and neutered before placing them into new homes therefore helping with the overpopulation of unwanted pets in our community and state. Here at the farm, we enjoy seeing the special needs children connect with our special needs rescues. We have combined two very meaningful causes into one very special non-profit organization.Check out some of our Animal Rescues!
Downs On The Farm also helps teach self sustainability. Our goal is to help others learn the importance of responsible agriculture and natural growing techniques. Every person can have a green thumb! Healthy food is an important part of us being able to thrive; it all starts with our soil and growing techniques. Everyone is welcome to learn how to have their very own garden so that they can provide for their families as well as others. Farming is big part of our future: even on a small scale. We truly believe that farming is therapeutic in all aspects and we hope to continue to bring our community together through what we teach.Request a Field Trip to Downs on the Farm