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By Allison Barnes
$46.00 pledged of $70,000 goal
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About

Balanced Animal Care & Rehab Sustainable Farm began as a concept to fulfill multiple niches and interests.  There are so many animals of all types and sizes that need homes, yet are not quite ready to be placed.  These animals need care, love, attention, and conditioning in order to be their best selves.  In order to provide the things they need, I felt a sustainable farm would be the best option.  Imagine organic gardens of herbs and vegetables, fruit trees, a greenhouse, fields of alfalfa and hay for the farm animals, cob buildings for shelter, comfy kennels and dog runs, a kitty house with screened porch, a bunny garden, an aviary, reptile house, barn, beehives, and a butterfly garden, among other things.  Additionally, we will offer classes on sustainability, natural living, health, and wellness.  There will be yoga, meditation, belly dance, and more to get your body moving.  Spend a day or night with us and hang out with the animals, lend a hand in the gardens, enjoy the grounds and have some of the delicious offerings from our kitchen featuring our fresh produce.  Rehabilitation is not limited to the animals.  The Farm will be a healing experience for every living creature.  I plan to incorporate volunteer programs and partner with schools and the community to bring healing and opportunity to the surrounding area.  The specific farm that I am looking at is close to the NC Therpeutic Riding Center, and I see opportunities for partnership there as well. 

Risks and challenges

This is a huge undertaking, but I feel the rewards outweigh the risks. I have experts lined up for the classes, I have experience with animals of all kinds, and experience in organic and sustainable farming. There is an extensive network of like-minded individuals in this area who support our project and run similar businesses of their own. The number one challenge we face at this point in space. We must acquire the land to make this project happen, and I have found the perfect space! The number of animals who need homes, care, and conditioning is astounding. The move towards sustainability and educating others on how to leave the land better than they found it is building momentum The world needs healing, and Balanced Animal Care & Rehab Sustainable Farm is a huge step in helping provide it. The farm that I am looking at is 30 acres, with a three bedroom, three and a half bath house, two kitchens, a large, well equipped barn, three pastures with run-in sheds, a pond, a pool, and numerous outbuildings. If you would like to check it out for your self, here is the link: https://www.landandfarm.com/property/Lanigan_Farm-2243497/

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