October 20th Serve Day
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

October 20th Serve Day

The weather should be lovely, so come on out and join the fun at the farm. There is much to do in the Fall and we could use many hands to get ready for Winter. Wear farm appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle. Snacks will be provided and we have good water to refill your bottles too! See you at the farm!

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October 21st Serve Day
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

October 21st Serve Day

We hope to be doing a BIG project this weekend (weather permitting) and will need ALL HANDS ON DECK. As we say at the farm, “Many hands make light work”. We will have gloves, but you may want to wear clothes and shoes you can get dirty. We have water to refill your water bottle. Look forward to sharing the farm with you!

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October Serve Days
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

October Serve Days

Come share in the work with us.  Anyone needing volunteer service hours for school - this is a fun way to get involved and get those hours in too! We have many ways to get involved.  Bring a water bottle, we can refill them - and I hear there may be S’mores fixins, come  enjoy the day with us!!

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Serve Days of September  - this Sunday
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Serve Days of September - this Sunday

Hey - it looks like rain this weekend, and Sunday will be wet! We will still be out there in it, making sure the animals are safe and the water is moving where it needs to. As part of a sustainable system, we work with the land as much as we can, an that means we have to work in the weather. You can splash around out there with us - bring your rubber boots and rain poncho.

We also need some help on some inside projects, so not everybody will have to get wet. Come on - it’ll be fun! Sign Up here, or send an email to abby@cometothefarm.org to let us know you’ll be coming, see you at the farm!

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College Day at ARK Farms!!
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

College Day at ARK Farms!!

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!!!

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Sudden Floods at the farm - Volunteer Hours Cancelled today
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Sudden Floods at the farm - Volunteer Hours Cancelled today

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!

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Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Volunteer this Sunday too!

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!

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

Rained Out Weekend -

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!

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Farm Fence Pull - This is IT!
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Fence Pull - This is IT!

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.

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Volunteer Service Hours
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Volunteer Service Hours

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.

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Farm Day of Rest - Well, 2 Days
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Farm Day of Rest - Well, 2 Days

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!

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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Day at ARK Farms - We are getting new rescues!

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.

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The BIG event - FAMILY FARM DAY!!!!!
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

The BIG event - FAMILY FARM DAY!!!!!

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!

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Volunteer Fun at ARK Farms
Oct
11
8:00 AM08:00

Volunteer Fun at ARK Farms

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!

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Work and Play Volunteer Day
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Work and Play Volunteer Day

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!

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Hear our Executive director on the Radio- FM 107.9 the Voice
Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

Hear our Executive director on the Radio- FM 107.9 the Voice

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!

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Volunteer Farm Work Day
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Volunteer Farm Work Day

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!

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