Community Resource

Allaire Community Farm

(732) 796-3298
Wall

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our animals and visitors, dogs are not permitted on the farm.

Allaire Community Farm is a 501(c)(3) NJ Non Profit with a mission of rescuing animals to rescue people of all ages. Our focus population is special needs individuals, teens with mental health issues, and local families battling cancer in our community. We offer Pre-Employment Education Programs for the aged-out, special needs populations. These programs will hopefully lead to meaningful and purposeful employment for these young adults. We also offer equine and animal therapy for those in the community with special needs, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Lastly, we offer an exciting initiative to bring together urban and suburban students to learn the importance of healthy eating and organic gardening practices. By having the populations working together, we will also address diversity issues that have plagued our young people for years.

HOPE PROGRAM

The mission of the Harvesting Occupational and Personal Excellence (HOPE) Program at Allaire Community Farm is to provide an integrated approach to supporting individuals to develop functional socialization and work skills.

The HOPE Program was developed to provide our Interns with a solid foundation in which to develop pre-vocational skills. The foundation of the program is to identify and nurture the communication skills, social skills and self regulatory/executive functioning skills, which are essential for competitive employment. Our Interns develop these skills while working on a variety of tasks on the farm. Lessons are taught daily to support each area of work. Individualized goals and objectives are utilized to monitor their progress. Progress is evaluated by informal assessment and task analysis. 

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

Begin or enhance your child’s horse association with participation in a program that will safely ensure the ability to control a horse, (on or off lead) through the trot. In the event of inclement weather, unmounted activities may include: how to groom, saddle, bridle, and identify the parts of the horse as well as the riding equipment. Proper footwear is required. Helmets are available.

PROGRAMS RETURNING THIS SPRING

Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming programs and classes that will be starting again in the spring.

FEATHERS & FURS

Feathers & Furs is a 10-week program that features Crafts, Nature Walks, Farm Songs, Games, Scavenger Hunts, Seasonal Gardening and Animal Fun! 

ROOTS TO FRUITS WITH SASHA

Roots to Fruits with Sasha is an eight-week gardening program for children. Over the course of this program, participants will learn Planting Basics, The Greenhouse, Pollinators, Composting, Soil, Hydroponics, Seed Starting and Farm to Table. 

PASTURE PALS

Investigate the how, what, where, why and when of a pony’s life! Allaire Community Farm is pleased to present Pasture Pals, where youth will learn how to create a safe farm environment for a pony. Group experiences may include, but are not limited to, safe handling of a small pony, leading, grooming, tacking and feeding. Pasture Pals is an unmounted program for kids between the ages of 4 to 6.

HORSE TALES

Did you know that horses love a good story? Horse Tales (formerly known as Pony Pals) is a six-week program for 4 to 6 year olds that is led by a Librarian or Reading Specialist. This unmounted program is a fun afterschool activity that is perfect for horse lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a great tale! 

Link to Frequently Asked Questions

Are you an adult who wants to get back on the saddle? We also offer a 1-hour adult class that goes through horse care, grooming, tacking and riding.

Allaire Community Farm is operated and supported by over 200 volunteers year round.  It is this army of passionate people that make Allaire Community Farm such a place.  

All monies donated go to directly to support the mission of the farm and its programs.

Last Updated: 03/16/22