Star Gazing Farm
  • maria
  • burr
  • orion
  • louisa-fp
  • jc
  • angel
  • tets
  • joey
  • derry
  • sam
  • betty
  • tigba
  • graham
  • harry
  • wc
  • gruff
  • bello
  • newman
  • dani
  • kittens
  • haruka

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

New barn construction underway, but we are short on funds. Will you help the animals?

Fall Shearing – Goats and Longwool Sheep

Still haven’t sheared your animals?  It’s getting hot – please contact Anne ASAP if you still need shearing.  Fall shearing for goats and longwool sheep is now being scheduled.  She covers the entire 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 Kimberly!

kim-fpMy name is Kimberly Kim, and I’m a freshman at Holton-Arms School. My favorite subjects are Art and History (I hope to take art history my senior year). I honestly think the farm is one of the most special places for me to spend my time in. The farm really builds a connection between you, the animals, and the people. In the future, I hope to become an architect and travel all around the world and design buildings to help both people and animals.

Events

Animal Spotlight

Meet Gruff

Gruff-225200We met Gruff at a sheep shearing job, where he put the magic sheep spell on us and made us take him home! He was given the name Gruff at his previous farm, because he looked and acted so much like one of the Billy Goats Gruff. Indeed, he is a naughty rascal but so endearing! Read more about Gruff.

Volunteer Workdays

October

Saturday, October 4, 9-2
Tuesday, October 7, 4-7
Saturday, October 11, 9-2
Tuesday, October 14, 4-7
Saturday, October 18, 9-2
Tuesday, October 21, 4-7
Saturday, October 4, 9-2
Tuesday, October 28, 4-7

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, October 25, 2-3 pm
Saturday, November 22, 2-3 pm
Read more about volunteering

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