Thank you for your interest in Road To Independence’s Farm Program!
Our farm program offers a pre-vocational training program for individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities in Newport, NH. Our program is available to all individuals who want to learn a new skill, become more independent, and become more involved in the community.
Individuals will have the opportunity to learn many different skills associated with our non-riding equine and horticulture program. Individuals will learn equine handling skills necessary to safely halter, lead and groom our donkeys, as well as skills needed to work in and around the farm. In addition to learning equine and horticulture skills, participants will learn many different life skills that they can use in their day to day lives: proper dress, time management, improved communication and listening skills, just to name a few. There are also opportunities to accompany the donkeys
as they go “On The Road” visiting area elder-care residences, schools, the Newport Farmers Market and a variety of area parades and community events.
We are currently accepting farm participant applications. Each application is considered individually to best meet the needs of each individual. We recognize that outdoor work is not for everyone. Program hours consist of a pre-agreed upon time frame for participants.
Please click on the link below for our Farm Program Application. Complete this form and return it to us marked Atten: Farm Program. Forms may be dropped off at the bakery at 29 Main St., Newport, NH 03373 or by mail to Road To Independence, 596 Bradford Road, Newport, NH 03773.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, look forward to hearing from you!
Farm Program Director
Road To Independence