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News: 05/01/2007

Eldridge Farm welcomes all visitors

The Eldridge Farm located at Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) in the town of Eldridge welcomes all visitors. The Eldridge Farm, which used to be known as the Junior Farm, has been in existence since the late 1960ís. Sonoma Developmental Center staff recognized the potential benefits that the relationship between individuals with developmental disabilities and animals provides, a relationship that fosters personal and social growth, and environmental awareness, as well as unparalleled enjoyment.

There are over 100 animals who live at the farm including llamas, a variety of goats, pigs, ducks, geese, miniature horses, donkeys, Amazon parrots, cockatiels, chinchillas, chickens, roosters, rabbits, cats, guinea pigs, fish, pet rats and a turkey. There are plenty of picnic tables and 6 zoo-like voice boxes scattered throughout the farm to educate visitors about the animals and their habitats. Entrance to the farm is free, but donations are accepted. The Eldridge Farm is open everyday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible.

The farm also welcomes volunteers. For information about volunteering at the Eldridge Farm or other volunteer opportunities at Sonoma Developmental Center, please contact the volunteer office at (707) 938-6213.

For directions to the Eldridge Farm at Sonoma Developmental Center go to or contact the Farm directly at (707) 938-6337.

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