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.
Notes: Pre-registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome; if dropping in the day of, please call our front desk at (616) 735-6240 to check program capacity. Check-in starts at the Blandford Farm 30 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. The first 15 people to check-in are guaranteed spots; more spots may be available on a first come first serve basis. Program registration fee covers all day admission to Blandford Nature Center (includes trails, Visitors Center, Wildlife Education Center, etc). Staff may take card payments or exact change. Each registered child is required to have a registered adult accompany them for this program.
Member Child: $7
Non-Member Child: $10
Member Adult: Free
Non-Member Adult: $3 (price of admission)
2 and Under: Free (registration still required)
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.