2015 Spring Edition
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We've been very busy this spring with a slew of events. We hosted multiple volunteer work days at the sanctuary, including a group of 35 students from Hillside High School in Durham who got a TON accomplished (organized by ActivateGood). We had booths at the Raleigh screening of Cowspiracy (organized by Triangle VegFest) and at the UNC Animal Law Symposium. In April we held our Artisanal Vegan Cheese Workshop, where over 20 attendees learned how to make delicious cashew-based cheeses. We attended three local festivals and distributed educational literature and a total of over 2,500 free samples of vegan food to festival participants. Our 4th annual Vegan Bake Sale was a huge success - despite cloudy weather - and brought in much needed funds to support our animals. We are grateful to all of the volunteers who made these events possible, and we're looking forward to staying busy as we move into the summer months!

Camp Compassion for Kids!

Join us for a week long half-day camp held at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge in Pittsboro, NC where children ages 7-12 will learn about healthy vegan cooking and animal care activities. Poor food choices and lack of exercise give today's children higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer later in life. In Food for Life Kids classes we expose children to great taste and health benefits of eating a whole-foods plant-based diet. The curriculum empowers children with knowledge and skills to establish healthy eating habits. Lunch is included and kids will bring educational Food for Life materials home for the entire family. Campers will also get the opportunity to feed, touch and learn from our rescued animals. This camp runs from June 22nd - June 26th and space is limited!
Newest Rescue: Sunflower hen

Little Sunflower was living in a backyard coop with a small flock of friends. Unfortunately the coop did not have the proper safety features and her coop-mates were killed by a fox. Her caregivers contacted us in search of a safe home where Sunflower could be around other chickens again. Sunflower arrived at the Refuge on April 29th and is extremely shy and frightened. She likely is experiencing trauma from witnessing the violence at her previous home, as well as getting used to her new home. Sunflower will spend 30 days in quarantine and be seen by a vet before she is incorporated into a new flock in our hen house. You can help us provide Sunflower and all of our rescues with the very best care by signing up to be their sponsor. Learn more at the button below.

Goat & Sheep Barn Update

Progress on our Goat & Sheep Barn has been good, with just a few set-backs due to rainy weather and delays in shipping of construction materials. We are very grateful to all of the volunteers who have attended our work days, which have been centered on barn building. The framing is completely finished, and we've started building the passive solar block walls which are designed to keep the goats warm in the winter. Keep updated on the progress of our barn by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Want to join in on the fun? Sign up to volunteer at our upcoming June work day. You'll get to meet our current animal residents, work along side other animal advocates, and have a hand in building a wonderful home for rescued goats and sheep. 
Introducing Vegan Cooking 101

We are excited to be launching a series of free cooking classes focused on introductory vegan cooking. Our first class will be "Cooking with Tofu and Tempeh" on Saturday, June 20th from 10:30AM - 12:00PM. Learn basic techniques and recipes for creating delicious easy meals. This class is free but you must register to reserve your space. 


Meet Our Animals

Talk to a turkey, hold a hen, and learn about these amazing animals when you schedule a tour at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge! Founder Lenore Braford will introduce you to each of our animal residents and share their individual stories of rescue. You'll also learn about the hardships that farm animals face in our society, and what YOU can do to make a better world for them. Additionally, you'll get the opportunity to feed treats to the animals and hear about our on-going and future plans to expand our sanctuary. Tours can be scheduled individually by contacting us over email. We hope to see you soon!
Help us Promote Veganism

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge will have a booth at two upcoming festivals. We will be giving away free vegan food samples to festival participants, thanks to generous grants we received from VegFund. We will also hand out educational literature about factory farming, farm animal intelligence, and becoming vegan. Trying a sample of a vegan treat or learning something in a pamphlet could be the first step towards someone adopting a more compassionate lifestyle. Join us and help make a difference at these fun community festivals! 

May 18th - Bimbé Festival:

July 4th - Eno River Festival:

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