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Feed the Farm; Enrich the Community
$2,395 raised
80% of $3k goal
41 contributors
168 Days running
The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is a rural oasis in the city, connecting community to its rural roots. Each year "the Farm" brings in pigs, sheep, cows and poultry so that everyone may come to know them. We are admission by donation; open to all.

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum was one community's response to a rapidly vanishing agricultural heritage.  As the now Halifax Regional Municipality grew, farms in close proximity to the centre disappeared and rural life pushed outwards.  With the looming disconnect of people and agriculture, "the Farm" was founded in 1978 on the site of an original Cole Harbour farm. 

Basking in the autumn sun

With the passing of four decades, the role of the Farm Museum has come into sharp focus.  Many urban dwellers know little of farming today and popular food culture has little to do with the family farm.  We believe in the importance of keeping farm animals in the public eye and spreading awareness of their natural behaviors and personalities.  This is made possible by access to fresh air and adequate space, play and stimulation, comfortable quarters, optimum nutrition and the company of their own kind.  

After a dip in the pond

Funds raised through this campaign enable us to continue to build this awareness. All proceeds directly support our animal program and invest in its betterment.  The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is largely self-funded and relies heavily on community support, volunteers, donations, fundraising and special event revenues.   

Willow enjoys a sctach on the head.

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$5 CAD
Feed a Calf for a Day
During their first weeks with us, the calves are fed a nutritious milk formula and gradually weaned onto grain, grass and hay. For just $5 you will be providing food for one of our calves for a day!
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$10 CAD
Provide a cozy bed
Bedding is one of our biggest costs! $10 buys a bag of shavings or a bale of fresh straw to provide a clean, cozy place to sleep in the barn.
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$20 CAD
Shear a sheep
As the hot weather approaches, it's time to lose that warm woolly winter coat. If you're around on June 2, you can come and watch it happen!
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$25 CAD
Bring in the hay
For just $25 you will be providing a weeks' worth of top quality hay, to be enjoyed by the sheep and calves and even a little by the pigs!
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$40 CAD
Raise a chicken
For just $40 you will be providing food to one of our chickens for the entirety of our operating season.
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$50 CAD
Promote a healthy diet
$50 buys one months' worth of feed for a pig. Of course he or she will also enjoy fresh treats from the garden and lots of healthy scraps from the kitchen!
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$75 CAD
Fence the farmyard
Suitable enclosures and pasture fencing is very important in our urban setting. $75 buys 10 sturdy Nova Scotia posts or rails (the labour to put them up is donated!)
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$100 CAD
Stock the pantry
$100 provides one bag each of chicken, duck, sheep, pig and calf feed.
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$200 CAD
Call the vet
Enjoying fresh green grass can unfortunately mean tummy pests. $200 covers the cost of a visit from a large animal vet for a check up and treatment!
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