Rescue Animal Welfare - ETEC FARM is a rescue resource for farm animals and serves as one of the equine centers devoted to the care and rehabilitation of horses, pigs, goats, chickens, and other country critters. Every year, ETEC FARM provides the “last chance” for dozens of abused, neglected, and abandoned farm animals who have nowhere else to go. Many of the animals find their forever homes.
Humane Education - ETEC FARM gives hundreds of participants a chance to meet our rescued animals and learn the ETEC ABCs – AWARENESS of others, BEING KIND to ourselves and each other, and COMPASSION for all. Each participant is allowed to work with a specific animal to care for and provide nurturing to during the course of the program.
Tennessee Promise Scholarship Program- ETEC FARM an approved non-profit that offers to accommodate the community service requirement of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program. This includes adult participants and high school graduates needing their community service hours.
Raised Bed Gardening - Our participants will design and build raised beds for planting. This is a team based program and all are expected to participate in the planting, maintenance and care of our gardens. Our goal is to provide our animals with nutritious food to supplement their diets.
Garden Maintenance - We all will commit to weeding, watering ang general care of both the flower and vegetable gardens. This is a unifying and bonding process with other participating youth and adults intent on building cooperative skills.
Harvesting Schedule - We will task all participants to harvest the crops, allowing them to devise a schedule of how and when the harvest will take place. This will include making provisions for the items harvested by participation in a community farmers market.
Farmers Market/Community Giving- Our participants will work directly with churches, missions and individuals for our produce Give Back Program. ETEC FARM will be providing them with an opportunity to develop our own farmers market, building vegetable stalls, advertising, licensing to sale and distribute our produce will be on our agenda.