Renfro is a proud sponsor of this year’s event, “Fresh Fest at The Farm!” at The Farm at The Children’s Home in Winston Salem.
Join us for a family day that will include live music from four local bands, a variety of food trucks, displays and demonstrations from Twin City Artisans, bee hive and wildlife rehab demonstrations, hayrides and carriage rides, face painting and kid activities, fresh strawberry and produce sales, and of course, seeing the animals who are the stars of The Farm at TCH. The line-up of bands includes Martha Bassett, The B. Kin Band, Danny Dockery, and Billie Feather. The Children’s Home and Farm are located at 1001 Reynolda Road in Winston Salem, NC.
Children’s Home Background:
Founded in 1909, The Children’s Home has served more than 8,000 children and their families across North Carolina by providing safety, love, education and therapy in times of critical need. Located on 212 acres of rolling pastureland in Winston-Salem, The Children’s Home distinguishes itself among child service agencies by offering a unique environment that is serenely therapeutic and educational. Through meaningful participation in the daily responsibilities of a farm, and one-on-one relationships with counselors and therapists, children facing severe disruptions to their lives begin to heal in mind, body and spirit.
With the farm providing a nurturing sense of place, The Children’s Home is able to provide our most vulnerable children an array of modern, professional services and programs, including residential treatment, foster care and adoption services, substance abuse services, needs-based education, community counseling, equine assisted therapy, Adventure Based Counseling, and comprehensive life-skills day treatment.
The Farm at The Children’s Home comprises roughly 147 acres of The Children’s Home property. Centrally located within the Farm is the main farmstead, which is surrounded by vegetable gardens, strawberry patches, hay fields, and pasture. The various uses within the farmstead include barn facilities (housing and feeding of cattle, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats and chickens), equipment and tractor storage, hay storage, silos, greenhouse, stables, and the future site of the Farmery (currently under construction) to be used as office space and as a location to sell produce. Over the years, the Farm has also become the “community garden,” a rural oasis in the heart of the WS urban center. The Food Bank garden is located on the grounds. Hundreds of volunteers come to work on the farm throughout the year, and school field trips are routinely made to the farm given its convenience and easy access.
For more information, visit www.childrenshomefarm.org.