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Celebrating Inclusion

Saturday, April 6th, 11 am - 12 pm


This program is designed for people of all abilities. Come meet our goats, bunnies, and chickens, explore the farm, and mingle with other families! This pilot program for families to gain exposure to the therapeutic benefits of the time spent outside surrounded by animals. Based on our community's interest, we may offer more inclusive farm days this Spring!


This program is priced on a sliding scale. The pricing is per family, not individual. We have three tiers:

  • Support, $25 -- this price covers our costs to deliver the program and it helps us to maintain the tiered pricing model to expand access to our community. Please consider paying the "support" price if you:

    • ... Are securely employed and live in a multi-income home​

    • ... Do not have significant loans or debt that inhibit your everyday spending

    • ... Would not require community support in the case of emergencies

  • Standard, $20 -- this is the cost to deliver this programming. Please consider paying the "standard" price if you:

    • ... Are securely employed and/or live in a multi-income home​

    • ... Have an amount of savings that brings you relative financial security

    • ... Have access to community financial support in cases of emergency

  • Community, $10 -- The "community" price is for those those who could not otherwise afford to attend. For example, if you are...

    • ... Underemployed

    • ... Have limited or no access to community financial support in the case of emergency

    • ... Are disabled in any way that inhibits your ability to work​


Responsibilities and Expectations​
  • When possible, slow things down. Being on the farm can be so exciting for kids, and can sometimes lead to dysregulation. By slowing things down, we are trying to ground the kids, and bring their attention to the task at hand.

  • Safety is number one. There is inherent risk associated with working on the farm. Then add small kids! We are a working farm with heavy machinery, tools, electric fences, animals, river ditches, etc. Our farmers will help, but the parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring the safety of their children.

  • We expect that kids will bring their whole selves to the farm, which means that behavioral issues may arise. Parents and guardians are responsible for managing their children’s behavior (e.g. tantrums, interpersonal conflicts, hurt feelings, etc).

  • We are a fully outdoor program. In order for your child to thrive in this environment, they will need appropriate clothing and gear (e.g. boots, hats, gloves, sunscreen, etc). Please check the weather before you head out to the farm. 

  • We encourage families to bring water and a snack.

  • We always recommend an end of day tick check.

  • At NVF, we are committed to creating safe, healthy, and rich experiences for your children. We ask that you support us and our community by keeping your child home if they test positive for COVID or if your child is showing symptoms of illness. If you have any questions about a specific illness-related scenario, please let us know.

Age Range

This program is geared towards kids 2 years and older and adults alike.


Please take into account that life on the farm can be muddy this time of year! Additionally, there is some uneven terrain. We have mapped out an accessible route for wheelchairs and strollers and have made infrastructural accommodations to support those who would like to be involved. Additionally, there is an abundance of parking. Regarding bathroom facilities, we have one portapotty. the closest ADA accessible bathroom is at the Shelburne Pierson Library. 

We look forward to continuing to improve the accessibility of our farm in the future. We welcome your questions and feedback at

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