Blue Ridge Community Farm is a 245 acre working farm for adults and children with special needs located approximately 4 miles northwest of Chillicothe, Illinois.
Currently, we offer educational field trips for special education and life skills classes. There is no charge for a school to come and visit the farm. Our field trips typically include interacting with our farm animals, music, crafts, hay rack rides (dependent upon the size of the group) and learning opportunities revolving around crops grown on the farm, animal care and general farm knowledge. We are home to ten alpacas, four donkeys, chickens, a horse and two golden retrievers.
We also offer social events for adults with special needs all at no charge to those that attend. Some of our events include an annual square dance, cookouts and campfire sing-a-longs.
Our future vision includes a large expansion into serving adults with special needs in the critical areas of work skill training, employment and housing. We do not take any government funding and intend to always be a completely self sustaining organization. Our future programs and current events rely on private donations and fundraising efforts. Blue Ridge Community Farm is a registered 501 (c)(3) non profit organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. We also always need and welcome volunteers and very much appreciate the support of our community!
We hope you enjoy our first annual fall concert series!!