Patchwork Pastures vision is to support transitioning young adults age 18 – 28 reintegrating into society from mental health, substance use or incarceration by creating collaborative partnerships with green care companies as a base for promoting recovery, reducing recidivism, increasing employability and quality of life through our
Green Care Project initiative.
As parents of children in recovery and animal lovers our small animal sanctuary and our amazing team is committed to bringing recovery and nature together. We have experienced multiple challenges including the ongoing struggles of raising children with significant mental health challenges, traumatic life experiences and supporting our children in long term recovery from opioid and heroin addiction; we have certainly walked the walk.
We have taken our life experience, our challenges, our successes, our convictions and our recovery and turned it into action creating a unique 5 step Green Care Project Initiative focusing on at risk young adults’ ages 18-28. Patchwork Pastures Green Care Project Initiative incorporates animals, plants, gardens, forest, and the landscapes including but not limited to livestock management, crop production, forestry, horticultural and greenhouse activities, promoting holistic healing opportunities and educational experiences.
All too often the stigma associated with addiction, mental health or incarceration forces an individual to feel hopeless, alone and afraid. More often families have disowned their family member not realizing they haven't yet reached their full potential or found that perfect niche to a successful life. Patchwork Pastures unique 5 Step Green Care Project initiative is multi fold, providing a safe and humbling educational experience while providing life skill training in supportive green environments, with increased focus on long term effects including reducing recidivism and potential long term employment opportunities.
We focus positive impacts while looking to create partnerships with local farms, greenhouses, landscapers and other nature based green companies who would be supportive of bringing on and mentoring our participants. Each participant is coached, monitored, trained and supported on their journey. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us to continue to do good work.
Our animals provide us with the solace that only a huggable turkey can bring.
Our mini rescue is a bit unconventional. We accept small rare rescues which to date include a peahen, turkeys, chickens, ducks, mini pigs, alpaca, goats, fish, reptiles, and small indoor parrots. Our animals are trained in human interaction to provide unconditional love to all who visit. Guinea Foul happily welcome all with who visit the farm, and Percy the Peahen oversees general operations or sits quietly on the sofa watching TV, her favorite pastime. We learn something new from each other every day. Visit our Sanctuary page for animal profiles & updates.
Mission Statement: Bringing Recovery and Nature Together.
Vision Statement: Patchwork Pastures vision is to support transitioning young adults ages 18 – 28 reintegrating into society from mental health, substance use or incarceration by creating collaborative partnerships with green care companies as a base for promoting recovery, reducing recidivism, increasing employability and quality of life through our Green Care Project initiative.
On Valentines Day we rescued16 Mini Pigs from uninhabitable conditions
Born January 24, 2021, welcome The Seven Dwarfs
Meet Blondie, one of our 7 Alpaca who found their forever home here at the sanctuary
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We are now accepting warm cozy blankets for the winter! Gently used or new fleece blankets preferred. No clothes, towels, sheets or alternate linens. Only Blankets Please!
Location108 County Rd 565 Wantage, NJ
Drop box in the drive! Thanks for your support!