Star Gazing Farm

Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary provides safe haven to abused, stray, and neglected farm animals

and offers educational programs and community service opportunities to young people.

The farm is located on 4 acres of rolling hills in Western Montgomery County, Maryland.

Make a Donation

Star Gazing Farm is a non profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
CFC#: 86412

Farm stories

Read our Farm Stories (or, "The Chronicles of Newman")

News

Give Hope a Chance

Now Scheduling Spring Shearing

Farmer Anne is currently scheduling spring shearing for alpaca, sheep, goats, and llamas for flocks in the mid-Atlantic region. Her shearing methods are professional and humane. Services include hoof and tooth trimming and always gentle care of your animals. Read more about shearing or go directly to the scheduling request form.

Student Learning Services Hours (SSL)

We offer community service learning hours to young people in the Montgomery County school system! Volunteers must be at least 11 years of age.  Volunteer Application Form.
Frequently asked questions about volunteering, visiting, and more

Featured Volunteer

Meet Blair!

blair-newmanMy name is Blair Stanford, and I originally learned about Star Gazing Farm via the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). I particularly like working on events that introduce the public to the SGF animals and that promote education and interest in the farm.

Events

Join us at the Community/Business Fair, Poolesville, March 29

Poolesville Baptist Church, March 29, 10-2

Shearing Day, April 19

12-4 at the farm.  We’ll be shearing our sheep and llamas and talking about fiber!  You can see the wool as it comes freshly off the animals, learn about skirting, sorting, and see what harvesting wool is all about. Gift shop will also be open.  Free, and open to the public!

2014 Farm Tour

Plan early for 2014: Come on out to see us at our major on-farm events!
Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27: Montgomery County Farm Tour

Animal Spotlight

Meet Francois

francois225200Francois has always been extremely tame and friendly, and will quite happily perch on your hand. Although he is smaller than the other roosters, he can hold his own with them and has quite the personality. Read more about Francois.

Volunteer Workdays

April

Saturday, April 5, 9-2
Saturday, April 12, 10-2
Saturday, April 19, 9-2 (shearing event noon -4)
Saturday, April 26, 10-2
Saturday, May 3, 9-2

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, April 5, 9-10 am
Saturday, May 3, 9- 10 am
Saturday, May 31, 9- 10 am

Read more about volunteering

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