BECOME A VOLUNTEER
By contributing time and talent, our volunteers help the farm and our educational programs grow. We attract a diverse and truly interesting group of people, united by their passion to learn about and help our natural habitats and our food system. Three training sessions (March 21, 28 and April 4) will train new volunteers for the year ahead. For more information on becoming a Henny Penny Volunteer click here
And to apply, download the application here
If accepted, as a Summer Intern you will be part of a dynamic team as you learn about our food system, horticulture, as well as animal husbandry of sheep, goats, chickens (egg and meat), rabbits and honeybees. Small scale growing of both vegetable and cutting flowers, land stewardship and habitat maintenance are pivotal to all of the work that is done at Henny Penny Farm. The ideal candidate will be good at communicating with their peers as well as interfacing with the public. They will also be a quick learner, adaptable, and interested in learning how all aspects of the farm and our native habitats are interconnected. There is much to be learned and this would be a great experience for the student considering a career in biological sciences or just wanting a better understanding of our food system. The business of running a farm like Henny Penny not only is a valuable model to study but also provides interns an abundance of transferable skills to acquire. Interns work 5 days a week (Mon-Fri), 4 hours a day (on average) and while this is an unpaid program, interns will have $100 weekly to spend in the farm store (which carries meat, fruit/veg, dairy products and more) during their tenure.
Download an application here
THE ANNUAL HOOTENANNY
At the Henny Penny Hootenanny, held before Thanksgiving, the whole farm is open and hosts food and fiber demos, live music and raffles inside the historic 1725 barn and outside games, animals and more. The funds raised each year are donated to a charity which works to bring food equality. In 2016 funds benefitted Daily Bread Food Pantry and in 2017 funds benefitted the nonprofit Person-to-Person, a wonderful local organization that provides emergency assistance for basic needs to individuals and families in the community. To learn more about this fun event click here.