Not Just Farming: Program Serves Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The stares and whispers were one thing, but when somebody broke in and stole their pet chickens, many of the developmentally disabled adults of Farm to Fork felt like the world was against them.

In the weeks that followed, something encouraging happened. Strangers reached out and offered to help in myriad ways, easing the hurt and transforming the feeling of alienation into a more complex understanding. “The biggest thing is they realized there are kind and caring people out there,” Farm to Fork co-founder and executive director Jennifer Van Buskirk said. Read more.