Goats and sheep and chickens, oh my! Calling all future growers: join us for a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity to help out at the Blandford Farm. Assist with livestock chores – feed and water the animals that call the farm home. If time allows, head into the children’s garden and lend a hand with watering, weeding, harvesting, and investigating pests and beneficial insects. You may also help with seeding or transplanting, depending on the season. All helpers take home a share of the harvest and a share of the eggs collected.
Additional Information: Online pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spots. We cannot guarantee spots will be available if you drop-in the morning-of the program, as registration is first come, first serve. Please call the morning of the program if you would like to drop-in to ensure openings are available at 616-735-6240. Check-in starts at the Blandford Farm 10 minutes before the listed start time. Look for our staff person in the farmyard space between the large red animal barn and the barn playscape. Program registration fee covers all day admission to Blandford Nature Center (includes trails, Visitors Center, Wildlife Education Center, etc).
Member Child: $7
Non-Member Child: $10
Member Adult: Free (registration still required)
Non-Member Adult: $3 (price of admission)
2 and Under: Free (registration still required)
Staff may take card payments or exact change.
Each registered child is required to have a registered adult accompany them for this program.
Please note there are NO BATHROOMS AT THE FARM from November to March and only port-a-potties available from April to October. The nearest full-service bathrooms are at the Blandford Visitor Center, a 10-15 minute walk or 2 minute drive away.
Please Note: This program will take place indoors and outdoors. In the event of severe weather, the program will be canceled and participants will be notified of their refund options.