Balanced Animal Care & Rehab Sustainable Farm began as a concept to fulfill multiple niches and interests. There are so many animals of all types and sizes that need homes, yet are not quite ready to be placed. These animals need care, love, attention, and conditioning in order to be their best selves. In order to provide the things they need, I felt a sustainable farm would be the best option. Imagine organic gardens of herbs and vegetables, fruit trees, a greenhouse, fields of alfalfa and hay for the farm animals, cob buildings for shelter, comfy kennels and dog runs, a kitty house with screened porch, a bunny garden, an aviary, reptile house, barn, beehives, and a butterfly garden, among other things. Additionally, we will offer classes on sustainability, natural living, health, and wellness. There will be yoga, meditation, belly dance, and more to get your body moving. Spend a day or night with us and hang out with the animals, lend a hand in the gardens, enjoy the grounds and have some of the delicious offerings from our kitchen featuring our fresh produce. Rehabilitation is not limited to the animals. The Farm will be a healing experience for every living creature. I plan to incorporate volunteer programs and partner with schools and the community to bring healing and opportunity to the surrounding area. The specific farm that I am looking at is close to the NC Therpeutic Riding Center, and I see opportunities for partnership there as well.