Patchwork Pastures Animal Sanctuary Mission Statement: Bringing Recovery and Nature Together. Vision Statement: Patchwork Pastures vision is to support transitioning young adults ages 18 – 28 reintegrating into society from mental health, substance use or incarceration by creating collaborative partnerships with green care companies as a base for promoting recovery, reducing recidivism, increasing employability and quality of life through our Green Care Project initiative.
We have taken our life experience, our challenges, our successes, our convictions and our recovery and turned it into action creating a Green Care Project Initiative. Our Green Care Project Initiative incorporates animals, plants, gardens, forest, and the landscapes including but not limited to livestock management, crop production, forestry, horticultural and greenhouse activities, promoting holistic healing opportunities.
With this concept in mind our programs are designed to support transitioning young adults who are those most often left behind.
Our programs utilize humane education within the following areas; agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, animal care and other nature based areas. By encompassing these specific service areas young people build a sense of responsibility, self-efficacy, empathy and compassion as well as establish personal boundaries and most importantly teamwork and leadership skills.