Volunteer Orientation October 19, 2019
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer Orientation October 19, 2019

Interested in becoming an official Iowa Farm Sanctuary volunteer? Mark your calendar for VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION -- Saturday, October 19th @11am! 🐷

Learn the basics, meet the residents, and get your hands dirty! Attending a Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for all IFS volunteers.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to iowafarmsanctuary.volunteer@gmail.com with the subject line, "Volunteer Orientation." In response, you will receive our official Volunteer Application and Liability Waiver, along with a link to sign-up for orientation. ✉️

We request that all volunteers commit to volunteering ~2 days per month. Believe us, the work is worth it-- we make it fun! Plus, after the work is done, you get to spend some quality time with our rescued farm animal residents!

Thanks in advance, y'all!

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VegFest of Eastern Iowa
Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

VegFest of Eastern Iowa

Join us for the 2nd Annual VegFest of Eastern Iowa - a celebration of all things vegan!

Enjoy vendors, tasty food, special guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, family activities, and more.

Visit https://www.vegfesteasterniowa.com/ to see updates about the event schedule and speakers as they become available.

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Kirkwood Regional Center, 2301 Oakdale Blvd, Coralville, IA, 52241
Tickets: $5 for adults, free for kids under 18
Tickets are available now at vegfesteasterniowa.com, or via the event ticket link.

Event sponsors- Brightside Kitchen and A Well-Fed World!

This event is organized by the Vegan Community of Eastern Iowa.

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Carl's 3rd Birthday Party!
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Carl's 3rd Birthday Party!

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What: Carl’s Third Birthday! 🐮

When: October 13th from 1-4pm

Where: IFS, of course!

Why: Help us celebrate the triumph of one tiny calf and the compassion that saved his life! Carl the cow was rescued from a veal auction (and certain death) just a few days before our very first fall fundraiser. His fate was uncertain, he was so tiny and his health was so poor-- we did not know if we would ever celebrate his first birthday. Carl defied all odds and has grown to be an incredibly healthy, hilarious, and loving cow— and now we get to celebrate his THIRD birthday!!! ♥️

Purchase your ticket/shirt at http://www.bonfire.com/c3b

That’s right, just buy a “Golly Gee, Carl is 3” limited edition shirt— it will count as your ticket! 👕

Can’t come to the party but still want a Carl shirt? That’s cool too! Shop away! If you do plan to attend the party, make sure to wear your shirt!

More details to come! We sure hope you'll join us! 🎉

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Last Open Barn Day of the season! 10-6
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Last Open Barn Day of the season! 10-6

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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*CANCELLED* Open Barn Day 9-29
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

*CANCELLED* Open Barn Day 9-29

CANCELLED

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Craft Club for a Cause
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Club for a Cause

Who loves crafts?! Join our Craft Club for a Cause! 🧶

Bring your own craft project and create in the company of Eve and Angel! Pieces made during this weekly gathering will be sold during our fall fundraiser and season closer, Carl’s 3rd Birthday! 

Come any time between 5-8pm every Wednesday until October.

If you have a great idea for crafts that would be a great future fundraiser, let us know! 

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* CANCELED* Open Barn Day 9-22
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

* CANCELED* Open Barn Day 9-22

CANCELED

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Craft Club for a Cause
Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Club for a Cause

Who loves crafts?! Join our Craft Club for a Cause! 🧶

Bring your own craft project and create in the company of Eve and Angel! Pieces made during this weekly gathering will be sold during our fall fundraiser and season closer, Carl’s 3rd Birthday! 

Come any time between 5-8pm every Wednesday until October until October.

If you have a great idea for crafts that would be a great future fundraiser, let us know! 

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Open Barn Day 9-15
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 9-15

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Craft Club for a Cause
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Club for a Cause

Who loves crafts?! Join our Craft Club for a Cause! 🧶

Bring your own craft project and create in the company of Eve and Angel! Pieces made during this weekly gathering will be sold during our fall fundraiser and season closer, Carl’s 3rd Birthday! 

Come any time between 5-8pm every Wednesday until October.

If you have a great idea for crafts that would be a great future fundraiser, let us know! 

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Open Barn Day 9-8
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 9-8

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Craft Club for a Cause
Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Club for a Cause

Who loves crafts?! Join our Craft Club for a Cause! 🧶

Bring your own craft project and create in the company of Eve and Angel! Pieces made during this weekly gathering will be sold during our fall fundraiser and season closer, Carl’s 3rd Birthday! 

Come any time between 5-8pm every Wednesday until October.

If you have a great idea for crafts that would be a great future fundraiser, let us know! 

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Open Barn Day 9-1
Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 9-1

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Craft Club for a Cause
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Club for a Cause

Who loves crafts?! Join our Craft Club for a Cause! 🧶

Bring your own craft project and create in the company of Eve and Angel! Pieces made during this weekly gathering will be sold during our fall fundraiser and season closer, Carl’s 3rd Birthday! 

Come any time between 5-8pm every Wednesday until October.

If you have a great idea for crafts that would be a great future fundraiser, let us know! 

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Open Barn Day 8-25
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 8-25

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Craft Club for a Cause
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Club for a Cause

Who loves crafts?! Join our Craft Club for a Cause! 🧶

Bring your own craft project and create in the company of Eve and Angel! Pieces made during this weekly gathering will be sold during our fall fundraiser and season closer, Carl’s 3rd Birthday! 

Come any time between 5-8pm every Wednesday until October.

If you have a great idea for crafts that would be a great future fundraiser, let us know! 

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Open Barn Day 8-18
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 8-18

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Craft Club for a Cause
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Club for a Cause

Who loves crafts?! Join our Craft Club for a Cause! 🧶

Bring your own craft project and create in the company of Eve and Angel! Pieces made during this weekly gathering will be sold during our fall fundraiser and season closer, Carl’s 3rd Birthday! 

Come any time between 5-8pm every Wednesday until October.

If you have a great idea for crafts that would be a great future fundraiser, let us know! 

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Open Barn Day 8-11
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 8-11

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Craft Club for a Cause
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Club for a Cause

Who loves crafts?! Join our Craft Club for a Cause! 🧶

Bring your own craft project and create in the company of Eve and Angel! Pieces made during this weekly gathering will be sold during our fall fundraiser and season closer, Carl’s 3rd Birthday! 

Come any time between 5-8pm every Wednesday until October.

If you have a great idea for crafts that would be a great future fundraiser, let us know! 

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Angel's Adventure
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Angel's Adventure

Join us for our third annual campout, Angel's Adventure!

Enjoy vegan s'mores over the campfire, yard games, fellowship with friends and our rescued residents. We invite you to campout overnight at the sanctuary if you're so inclined, just bring your own tent! You'll wake up at the best place on earth to an optional morning yoga session, pastries, and coffee.

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Open Barn Day 7-28
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 7-28

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 7-21
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 7-21

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Shaving Lives
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Shaving Lives

To raise awareness for the countless innocent sheep that are victims of the wool industry all over the world, we are hosting our Shaving Lives event— for the second year in a row! 🐑

Email Nikki at iowafarmsanctuary.volunteer@gmail.com if you have any questions!

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Volunteer Orientation July 20, 2019
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer Orientation July 20, 2019

Interested in becoming an official Iowa Farm Sanctuary volunteer? Mark your calendar for VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION -- Saturday, July 20th @11am! 🐷

Learn the basics, meet the residents, and get your hands dirty! Attending a Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for all IFS volunteers.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to iowafarmsanctuary.volunteer@gmail.com with the subject line, "Volunteer Orientation." In response, you will receive our official Volunteer Application and Liability Waiver, along with a link to sign-up for orientation. ✉️

We request that all volunteers commit to volunteering ~2 days per month. Believe us, the work is worth it-- we make it fun! Plus, after the work is done, you get to spend some quality time with our rescued farm animal residents!

Thanks in advance, y'all!

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Open Barn Day 7-14
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 7-14

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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MOVIE NIGHT- "A Prayer For Compassion"
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

MOVIE NIGHT- "A Prayer For Compassion"

Join us July 13 for “A Prayer for Compassion” is the beautiful and powerful new film about the intersection of compassionate living and spirituality. Directed by Student Academy Award winner Thomas Jackson and produced by longtime vegan author and Main Street Vegan podcaster, Victoria Moran, this film asks people who identify as religious or spiritual, "Does what we eat matter to God?"

"This film reminds us that no being should be exempt from grace, kindness and compassion" ~ Moby

Visit this link to get tickets now!

Saturday, July 13 8pm
@Iowa Farm Sanctuary!

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Open Barn Day 7-7
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 7-7

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 6-30
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 6-30

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 6-23
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 6-23

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 6-16
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 6-16

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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