Saturday, May 27, 2023
9:30am - 2:30pm
Farmaste Animal Sanctuary
Come meet the residents at Farmaste, a Minnesota farm animal sanctuary!
At 9:30 there will be a guided breathing meditation from Tara Brach. Then, we’ll clean out the barns and spread clean straw. After washing up around 1:30, we’ll have a plant-based picnic. RSVP requested by May 20th — sign up here!
Farmaste rescues abused, neglected, and unwanted farm animals and provides them with a safe sanctuary. Residents are respected as someone, not treated as something. Farmaste is located in Lindstrom, MN, less than an hour north of the Twin Cities, near Stacy and North Branch. The exact address will be provided to all attendees the week before the event.
Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you can get dirty. A sturdy long-sleeved top and work gloves for handling straw are highly recommended. The picnic menu includes (vegan) hot dogs, hamburgers, and sides. If you have a favorite vegan side to share, you’re welcome to bring it to the picnic!
This event is part of Mental Health Awareness Month at CAA. We encourage you to read personal stories about mental health from NAMI. Healthy exercise, getting enough vitamin D (for example, from sun exposure), and social connection can help us maintain and manage our mental health. Sanctuary volunteering provides us with all of them! At the same time, we help provide an environment that supports the animal residents’ mental and physical health.