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.

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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
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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

In accordance with Governor Hogan’s stay at home order issued March 30, 2020, the farm is closed to the public until further notice.  So sorry!

Gardeners’ Corner

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. We do not charge for the compost, but we truly appreciate any donation you might be able to make to the farm to help feed the animals and keep the tractor running.  Bring buckets, bags or a pickup truck.  Saturdays 9-2 or by appointment.   PLEASE READ OUR FAQ before heading to the farm. 

Shearing Day at the Farm – Stay Tuned for Online Coverage

This year, due to the Maryland stay-at-home order, we will not be holing a public shearing day.  We are working on bringing this to you via video coverage and will announce the link here once it’s set up.

We’ll be shearing sheep, alpacas, llamas, and goats 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.  [read more]


Animal Spotlight

Meet Henryka

Hi!  I’m Henryka, the most exotic chicken on the farm.  I was found way out by the river, huddled under a bramble bush.  It was cold and uncomfortable, so I did not protest when Farmer Anne picked me up and took me home.

Read more about me!

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  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations

Orientations have been postponed until further notice due to Governor Hogan’s stay at home directive.

Read more about volunteering