Help us Renovate the Stony Kill Barnyard – Improving the Space for the Animals and the Visitors Who Come to See Them

You have probably met some of the cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, and turkeys during a visit to Stony Kill. The historic, 19th century barn where they live is a hub of activity at the farm, and thousands of kids and families spend time with the animals each year during field trips, summer camp, 4H, homeschool, birthday parties, and our weekend Open Barn program. There is something so wonderful about the curiosity and excitement that our students bring when they come in to learn about the animals.

The challenge is that our wonderful barnyard could really use a boost.

The barnyard fencing needs to be replaced and additional improvements are necessary to improve the space for our animals and make it easier for visitors to experience the barn. It will be a big project, and we have set a goal to raise $5,000 to get started.

You can help by making a donation today. Our barn visitors of all ages will really appreciate it, and so will the winged and four-legged residents of Stony Kill.

Donations by check may be sent to: Stony Kill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

The Vision

Rebuilding the barnyard is a big project, and we plan to tackle it in stages. Our overall vision involves installing 480 feet of new fencing, 12 new and restored gates, indoor/outdoor runs for the turkeys and chickens, and (if funds allow) a new concrete pad and ADA-accessible walkway, along with additional improvements within the barn and barnyard. Your contributions now can make a big difference in getting the project started and addressing some of the more critical needs.

When the project is done, our animals will get a big quality-of-life boost; our visitors, students, and animal caretakers will have better access; and supporters like you will feel wonderful knowing that you helped make it all possible.

About Stony Kill

Stony Kill Farm is a place to slow down, explore, and connect with experiences in nature and sustainable agriculture. Thousands of visitors come to the farm each year to participate in our hands-on education programs, cultivate the community garden, attend our festivals and events, hike the trails, and spend time with our animals. Stony Kill Foundation relies on the support of our community to help us care for the livestock, provide programming, and keep the farm growing and thriving for all to enjoy.