See you this Summer!
Come out to see what ARK Farms is all about on Saturday, April 28th from 10 - 2. Learn about the many opportunities for Summer Jobs and community service hours and have plenty of fun!! Tours begin at 10 am and Summer Job Interviews begin at 12 noon. See you on Saturday!!!
Sorry - due to sudden rising water at ARK Farms, Volunteer Hours will be postponed until next Saturday from Noon to 2 pm. The sheep have been moved to high ground and the horses are also safe. It was a dangerous and interesting job even with experienced staff, but when it dries out again it will be nutritious grazing for all the animals. Hope to see you next weekend!
This Sunday from 2 - 4 we will get out in the mud and build a new place for the sheep to spread out and eventually rotate their grazing. Come be part of sustainability and conservation in ACTION! It will be wet and muddy so wear rubber boots and clothes you can get dirty. See you on Sunday!
According to the weather predictions, Memphis area will be expecting some serious rain this weekend. Any volunteer hours will have to be postponed until the following weekend. We are planning a Tree Planting Day at the farm on February 24th (weather depending). Watch this space for updates!
It's finally here - the sheep fencing is going up! (If you come and help that is). This event was expected to take place during January for the MLK50 weekend, but snow and ice changed all that. Now we finally get to have the 3000+ feet of sheep fencing put around our existing pasture so the sheep and their donkey can roam free with the rest of the herd. It will take at least 50 people, and a miracle, to get it all done. Many have signed up through a scouting program, but we need ALL HANDS ON DECK! Please bring sturdy gloves if you have them, and we will need any spare hammers and needle-nosed pliers to get the fencing up. It is not super hard work, but there is a LOT of it.
Please come. Open to anyone, families are encouraged to share in this event.
The freeze has thawed out and we MUST get the barn cleaned out, prepped, and ready for the next weather event. It will take a team of us on Sunday to get the stalls mucked, the coop prepared, and OH YES, there are breaches in the fence line where a couple of trees have been down.
If you know a middle or high school student who needs community service hours, or just wants to help at the farm, please click the link and sign the waiver on the website. Bring your mud worthy boots and come to the farm! See you then.
Any good farmer will tell you that in order to have good soil you have to let the ground rest every once in a while, it is called letting the field lay fallow. This weekend ARK Farms is taking a couple of days to rest. The incredible efforts by our Youth Volunteers have yielded so much good, both in taking care of the farm and in prepping for two BIG Events! We are so grateful, and this weekend we give you back free time.
Work will resume the following weekend on November 18th, weather permitting.
This time of year can be tricky for outdoor work. We will update the website calendar as well as Facebook by each Wednesday afternoon. Enjoy your weekend!
If you have always wanted to try your hand at coop building or fence mending, this is your chance! Community service hours are available if you need some, and we are happy to share the chance to give some special attention to our new group of animals (shh - it's a secret for now).
Come see us, we love to share the farm!
Please come help us get ready for our new rescues. Watch this space to find out more about these new kids on the farm. Here's a hint, we need more fencing than we have!
All ages can help with this one. If you need service hours - great! If you just want to be part of something that will make your life feel wonderful, come on!
See you Saturday.
COME JOIN US!!!!
It is the ARK Farms FAMILY FARM DAY -- and YOU are invited!
There will be horse rides, donkey petting, chicken and duck feeding, baby chick adoptions, paddle boat and kayaks on the pond, rope swings and tire swings and so much more!
We will have "S'mores" Kits and Hot Dogs for roasting over an open fire in one of our hand-crafted fire pits!
We will have fun ARK Farmsinnovation challenges as well. Come be part of the PARTY!
Entry to the Event is FREE!
We are hoping to raise awareness for the mission of ARK Farms, which is restoring lives of people affected by adversity through working to restore animals, land, and materials.
Come, have fun, and bring your friends. We"ll see you there!
What a great way to give back during Fall Break! Help us set up and build to tell the story of ARK Farms and the mission of empowering people affected by adversity. Come work with chickens, ducks, horses, and more! The weather is GREAT and it is so much fun working together!
Y'all come to the farm!
Counting down to the big celebration on October 14th. It is the home stretch now and we need all hands on deck to get ready (pardon themixed metaphor). There is a lot to do and when we all get together it is a lot of fun getting it done. As we say on the farm - "Many hands make light work".
From clearing brush to building bon fires, creating structures, painting, making adoption kits, and putting together food sets, there may even be welding too!
Of course the animals need grooming and the baby chicks need to be held. Come work and play with us!
Volunteer Work Day, challenge your family to come share in the fun of making things happen on the farm. It is a good time to work together and play together too. We have lots of fun while helping the animals and resources of the farm.
These hours qualify as community service for work, school, or confirmation.
See you there!
Listen in as Abby Mauwong, ARK Farms Executive Director, shares the mission and vision of ARK Farms, stories of good reports from our previous participants, and news of what is to come. We are so excited about this opportunity to share. Check out KWAM Memphis streaming live, on AM 990, or FM 107.9. The interview will be part of the "Money Talks" Radio Show in Memphis. Tune in!
There is over 1000 feet of fencing to repair and reinforce from past storms. It's real work and there is plenty of it -- we need an army of help. But if fencing is not your thing, we also have horses that need grooming, a barn that needs cleaning, and water tanks to be refreshed. There is plenty to do for every age and skill level. Grab a water bottle and come to the farm! We'll be there with gloves on!
Penny the donkey has gotten herself in trouble by breaking through the fence lines. She could get hurt if she gets to the main road. Today she is in a holding pen until we can get help to add reinforcements to the fence line. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! The donkey gang is so important to the farm because they prevent predators like coyotes from getting to the herd and the flock animals. Please come Saturday morning to help put up goat wire reinforcements on the fences so they donkeys can get out of their pen and do their part on the farm.
Your time helping at the farm qualifies for Community Service hours as we are a non-profit community resource farm. Any donations of goat wire or fencing materials is greatly appreciated and all donations to ARK Farms are tax deductible.