Star Gazing Farm
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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

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Animal news, stories, and general news about the farm

News & Events

Holiday Gift Shop and Open Farm

santa-sqFraternize with friendly farm animals, sip sweet cider, and shop for hand-crafted gifts in our Holiday Gift Shoppe!  Please come and visit the farm!  Every  Saturday from 10-4 starting November 28 until December 19.

Special!! SANTA CLAUS WILL BE AT THE FARM on December 20.

Time to feed 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.  Bring buckets, bags, a pickup truck or a dump truck – we have a front loader and shovels.  Saturdays 9-3.

Montgomery Magazine Features Star Gazing Farm and Farmer Anne

Montgomery Magazine’s 2015 August/September issue has a lovely article on the work Star Gazing Farm does.  [read the article in PDF formatLink to the article’s web site

Summer Newsletter

News from the farm – our new alpaca and pig arrivals, progress on the barn, and more! Read summer newsletter [PDF]

Featured Volunteer

Meet Nikki

nikki My name is Nikki Schmitzer. I work full-time at a law firm in DC and love the escape from the corporate world to the peaceful farm in the country. My favorite animal at the farm is Dee Dee Donkey. She is an old lady with the perfect mix of sweet and feisty. Read more about Nikki


Animal Spotlight

Meet Dee Dee Donkey!

deedee225200 Dee Dee Donkey is a fat, feisty, sweet, spry little Miniature Sicilian donkey. We adopted her from Days End Farm Horse Rescue in 2002, partly to be a companion, and partly to be a guardian to the sheep and goats. She’s incredibly affectionate, and will lean against you asking for butt and head scratches. Her age is estimated to be nearly 40, but no one really knows. Read more about Dee Dee.

Volunteer Workdays


Friday, November 27, noon-5
Saturday, Nov. 28, 9-4


Saturday, Dec. 5, 9-4 **
Also Saturday, Dec. 5, 11-5:  Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair
Saturday, Dec. 12, 9-4
Saturday, Dec. 19, 9-4
Saturday, Dec. 26, 9-2

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, Dec. 12, 10-11 am
Read more about volunteering

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