Care Farm: A Healing Place for All

 

Hi! My name is Kendra and I am a student majoring in Sustainability Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. I have been fortunate enough to spend six amazing weeks here at Sanctuary One as an intern. I have been around some of the most thoughtful, kindhearted people I have ever met in my life, met the sweetest, most loving animals, and I was surrounded by the most beautiful scenery.

I have made so many great memories here. One of those being, one day when I was helping Jamie, the program manager,  with a group of high schoolers who came to visit the farm. I was talking with one of the students and she was telling me how she suffers from Tourette Syndrome, which can cause her to twitch uncontrollably. She mentioned how once she got to the farm, she hadn’t had a twitch. She said that she felt so calm and stress-free here, and that the animals played a large part in that calmness. She felt safe enough to share some of her story with me, and it was a moment I will never forget. I have never seen another nonprofit who continually gives to other nonprofits. Sanctuary One is a care farm that truly is a mutually healing space for both people and animals.

-Kendra

P.S. The picture is of the chicken that we take out and feed separately (I’ve been calling her Anastasia even though she already has a name)😂

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