Who We Plan To Become
Welcome to our vision!
Our Vision Statement
The goal of 3 Bluebirds Farm is to offer an individualized home to adults with autism in which they can thrive and continue to grow and learn. The tranquil agricultural setting will provide a well structured residence with safety, cohesiveness and serenity. Well-trained co-workers who are familiar with the resident farmers’ special needs will assist the farmers in learning and discovering new skills, encouraging them to reach their fullest potential. In turn, the resident farmers will experience appropriate and rewarding work, along with organized leisure time and social activities.
As a community within a larger community, 3 Bluebirds Farm will strive to educate the general public about autism and will invite community members to volunteer in farming activities and special events. 3 Bluebirds Farm will collaborate with the many universities and schools around the Triangle and provide internships, classes, volunteer opportunities, as well as educational workshops and support groups to the general public.
For adults with autism who have aged out of school services, we want to offer a planned residential farm community with up to 25 on-site residents and full-time caregivers. Resident homes will house 4-5 individuals with 2-3 staff members in each location. We will also continue our day camp, summer, and track-out programs for school-aged children with autism.
On-site micro-businesses will serve two main purposes: Vocational opportunities for our participants, as well as revenue for operational expenses. Businesses include an on-site farm stand, farmer’s market, shared community gardens for local farmers & restaurants, and an artisan shop for participants to sell their artwork.
Local individuals & Restaurants can utilize our farm's space by renting portions of our land for growing crops and flowers.
3 Bluebirds Farm Will...
On our farm, our residents can practice the rural arts. They can care for, and own, animals. They can grow their own food, clean it, help cook it, and share it with others - thus understanding the connection between the land, work and need.