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SANCTUARY PROGRAMS

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Girl Scout Programs

Unity Farm Sanctuary offers opportunities for Girl Scouts of all levels to earn badges and / or complete journeys through participation in workshops led by a Certified Humane Education Specialist onsite at our sanctuary.  Workshops are approximately 90 minutes long and allow for two hours onsite; which includes time to meet our beloved rescues.  Activities are designed to satisfy individual badge or journey requirements, while scouts also learn about kindness to farm animals in an environment of inclusion and connection.

Plant-based Cooking Classes

Given the overwhelming interest at our sanctuary in plant-based cooking, we are delighted to offer the first series of plant-based cooking classes this fall!

Classes will be led by Vegan Chef and Board Member Tyler Wehr.  They will include hands-on instruction and a meal with each class.  The cost is $25 per class or $60 for the three-class series.

Class #1 Pho Real!  10/21/23 12:00 – 2:00 PM

An introductory class to basic knife skills & cooking methods where attendees will learn how to properly set up their cooking stations, interpret recipes, perform various types of knife cuts & have the opportunity to enjoy a vegan version of Vietnamese Pho cooking.

 

Class #2: Buddha Bowls...a guide to building nutritiously sound vegan meal preps 10/28/23 12:00 – 2:00 PM

This class will teach attendees the basics of building meals for them to enjoy throughout the week with focus on learning the proper building blocks of a vegan diet.

 

Class #3: Thanks Living Feast! 11/4/23 12:00 – 2:00 PM

The final class in this series where attendees will create an entire vegan feast to share with their family & friends around the holidays.
 
Classes are at Pilgrim Church, 25 South Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770; which is just around the corner from the sanctuary.
All materials will be included, as will a complimentary tour of our sanctuary, one hour prior to each class!

Unity Animal Care Circle

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Calling all animal lovers ages 10-14!

Do you have an interest in learning more about farmed animal care?  Are you age 10-14?  Join us for Unity Animal Care Circle, a hands-on opportunity to work on your animal care skills and learn more about rescued farmed animals. 

Registration is for the full eight-week program from 3:15-5:00 PM in the autumn

Wednesdays Sept 20-Nov 8  

The cost for the program is $80.  For those needing financial assistance, please contact us about full and partial scholarships.

The LEAP Program

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LEAP (Leaders for Ethics, Animals, and the Planet)

From September through May for approximately 10 hours per month, students and their peers will meet at the Sanctuary to care for rescued animals, assist with infrastructure projects, and participate in a humane education curriculum, all culminating in a community-based project related to the rescued animals! 

LEAP will prepare the next generation of leaders to transform our food systems, advocate for animal welfare and human rights, tackle the challenges of food deserts and diet-related diseases, and lead the way in climate solutions, sustainability, and wildlife conservation.

 

LEAP empowers young people, teaching them that empathy for others is a strength, not a weakness. With humanity at a major crossroads, there’s no better time for our youth to leap forward into a more compassionate and forward-thinking society.

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Art with the Animals

Join us for Art with the Animals--a uniquely fun outdoor painting experience! A professional artist will select one of our rescued farm animal residents for you to paint and guide you step-by-step through the painting process. A perfect opportunity for aspiring artists of all levels (beginners included!) to learn new skills, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the sanctuary!

 

All instructions and supplies provided, including acrylic paints, a canvas, and easel. We have separate sessions for different age groups. Adults/teens (ages 13+)  and kids (ages 8-12), sessions cost $40.*

We are seeking an artist teacher for this program and plan to offer it in Spring 2024

This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Sherborn Arts Council.

*For those needing financial assistance, please contact us about full and partial scholarships.

Check back in 2024
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