COVID-19 rules
Tour groups – subject to the mass gathering limit (25 or fewer outside)

Please schedule a tour with us! We ask that our guests wear masks when interacting with volunteer staff and sanitize before and after your event. The HOOF Team will wear masks when addressing your group, but may social distance during parts of your event to make handling of animals and/or presentations easier. HOOF is here to teach and share the joy of animals with our community in a safe manor.

Helpers Of Our Farm offers tours to the general public (including both children and adults), seniors, and special needs groups. We allow a maximum of 35 people per tour and require a minimum of 23. If your group is smaller than 23, you can pay for the minimum of 23 guests to book your tour for a smaller group. You can bring more than 35 people, you will need to reserve two tour time slots. All students must be accompanied by at least one adult (18 years and older) per 11 children. Tours normally are 45 min – 1 hour for Seniors and Special Needs and 1 – 1 ½ hours for the general public.

General Public Tour: $10.00 per person
Our guided tour touches on many of the subjects listed below.  We can offer an in depth focus on any of the subjects according to your interests.  Please inform us of any subjects that you would like us to specifically spotlight before your visit to allow us to tailor your tour to your needs.

Farm Talk

  • Define a Homestead Farm
  • Sustainable Living
    • Handling the farms stormwater through LID (Low Impact Development)
    • Reuse/Recycle
      • Harvesting Rain Water
      • Composting
      • Vegetable trimmings
      • Chicken Tractor
    • Organic Farming
      • Why organic?
        • Better and safer for the environment and consumption
          • Natural fertilizers
          • No synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or chemicals
          • How sustainable farming applies to organic farming

Petting Farm

  • Pet a variety of rescued farm animals (pigs, llama, goat, pony, chickens, rabbits)
  • Learn common and not so common facts about each animal
  • Learn about our rescue animals, where they came from, and how to be more responsible pet owners


Senior Living/Limited Mobility Tours: 
$5.00 per person

Our guided tours seniors and limited mobility individuals touches on many of the subjects listed below.  We can offer an in depth focus on any of the subjects according to your interests.  Please inform us of any subjects that you would like us to specifically spotlight before your visit to allow us to tailor your tour to your needs.  The tour will take place in our accessible areas of the farm animal sanctuary.

Farm Talk

  • Define a Homestead Farm
  • Sustainable Living
    • Handling the farms stormwater through LID (Low Impact Development)
    • Reuse/Recycle
      • Harvesting Rain Water
      • Composting
      • Vegetable trimmings
      • Chicken Tractor

Petting Farm

  • Pet a variety of farm animals (pigs, llama, goat, pony, chickens, rabbits)
  • Learn common and not so common facts about each animal
  • Learn about our rescue animals, where they came from, and how to be more responsible pet owners

Special Needs Program: $7.00 per person
Our Special Needs Program is for individuals who are mentally, emotionally, or physically challenged, or have a learning or speech disability. The presentations are a taught with a sensory-motor approach allowing for petting and interaction with animals with a maximum of 20 people.

Download Forms for Your Visit:
The forms below are required for your field trip. Please contact our Tour Coordinator at 910.253.7934 if you need assistance.

ReservationForm

Driver Letter: Directions & Parking

Group Lunch Order Form