For 27 years, the Critter Barn has been sharing the experiences of raising farm animals and caring for gardens. Although the topic is about agriculture, we have seen the Critter Barn grow into much more than a farm.
We impact the lives of people of all ages and all abilities by our hands-on, personal style of teaching,
and THAT is simply the best way to learn!
One of our goals as a farm, is to bless children, youth and adults by modeling the kindness, patience and compassion of Christ. We share of his wonderful creation through caring for the animals and gardens, but also teach skills, develop relationships and grow personal character.
We work with organizations who
support low income urban children
care for the elderly
serve children, youth and adults with special needs
We partner with...
We collaborate with youth organizations in our community:
- Student volunteer site for area Special Education rooms
Holland, Zeeland and Hudsonville High Schools
- Zeeland and Holland CBI Volunteer site
- Ottawa Area Center
- Children's messages at area churches
- Career Line Tech Environmental and Agricultural
Science Class (see a video HERE)
- Baker College Vet Tech program
- Kids Hope
- Boys and Girls Club of Holland
- Head Start of Ottawa County
- Salvation Army