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Forget Me Not Farm: Animal-Assisted & Farm Therapy Activities for Children

Therapeutic Farm : The Forget Me Not Farm’s flagship program nurtures relationships between children, animals and gardens. Since its inception in 1992, Forget Me Not Farm has helped thousands of at-risk children and youth break the cycle of abuse.

A program of the Sonoma Humane Society, the Farm offers animal-assisted and horticultural therapeutic activities that provide a haven for children, animals, and plants to interact, bond, learn, and heal. The farm serves a variety of social service agencies that bring groups of children to the farm weekly for hour-long sessions.

We would like to offer to fire impacted residents of Sonoma County, with children, the opportunity to come visit the animals at Forget Me Not Farm. Our barn of rescued farm animals have extensive experience working with all children, including children coping with emotionally challenging times. Our weekly programming accommodates children of the ages 3-18 to meet and work with the animals and we’d like to extend that same parameter to the visiting families. Children under the age of 3 are welcome but will need to stay with their parent(s). We would like to start small in order to make the visits impactful, and restorative. Keeping that in mind, we think a sign up of 3-5 families seems appropriate and manageable. We will provide 1-3 staff to help manage the activities on site.  At this time, the time available time slot is Wednesdays 5-6pm.  If you are interested, please contact Nathan Rathman (info below).

Forgetmenotfarm.org

Nathan Rathmann
Director of Operations
Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services
Humane Society of Sonoma County
707-779-9078

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Information and image above from Forget-Me-Not Farms.

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