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

Wish Lists

You can help with just a few dollars and send a gift to the animals!

Check out our online wish list
Or visit our Amazon.com wishlist.

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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

Fantastic composted manure for your garden

Our beloved animals can help your garden grow!  We collect, compost, and regularly aerate and turn our piles to produce fantastic black gold for your gardens. The composted manure is FREE (although we truly appreciate any donation you might be able to make to the farm to help feed the animals and keep that manure on coming).  Bring buckets, bags, a pickup truck or a dump truck – we have a front loader and shovels.  Saturdays 9-2 or by appointment.

Farm Tour Days: 2018

Every summer the Montgomery County Farm Tour brings hundreds of visitors to our farm. There are so many poignant moments, when people connect with animals in sometimes unexpected ways. It’s a beautiful (but hot!) event. [view the slideshow!]  This year join us on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29 between 10 and 4!

What was new in 2017?

Our annual letter is now ready for your reading pleasure!  Meet all of the new animals at the farm and learn about all the activities from this past year.  We hope you’ll be inspired to become a farm supporter, or to renew your commitment to helping our animals!  [read newsletter PDF]

Animal Spotlight

Meet Mamie

Mamie is a cattle dog whom a puppy mill owner was trying to pass off as a Jack Russell. Apparently she was “unsatisfactory” as a breeder, and happily was rescued by the Jack Russell Terrier rescue group. We were so happy to find her and bring her to live on the farm. [read more]

Volunteer Workdays

Workdays are held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, year-round, rain or shine. Volunteers wishing to come need to let us know by the Friday morning beforehand by emailing info@stargazingfarm.org.  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations

Our next volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 1-2 pm. Please RSVP if you wish to attend.

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