As of February 1, 2023, the Farm and Livestock Education Program (FLEP) has over 200 human volunteers take care of: 17 chickens, 4 rabbits, 3 beef cows, 2 dairy cows, 5 wool sheep, 5 breeding sheep, 11 dairy goats, 1 Nigerian goat buck, 3 eco goats, 5 Indian runner ducks, and a handful of quail. FLEP Volunteers care for the animals. Animals are owned by private individuals or by the Friends of Kinder Farm Park. Feed, bedding and veterinarian costs are covered by animal owners, or by funds from the Friends of Kinder Farm Park, Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, and donations from the public.
In 2019, FLEP used five tons of feed, 300 bales of hay, and 30 600lb round bales of hay. Fifteen dollars buys a 50lb bag of feed. Ten dollars buys two bales of hay.
To donate money for the animals, click the Donate button to be redirected to Paypal. Then, on the Paypal page, select "Use this donation for -> Farm Livestock & Education Program". Undesignated donations will be used for other Friends expenses, such as tractor maintenance, farmhouse maintenance, sawmill maintenance, insurance, and events.
Thank you for your generosity to the park and animals that are enjoyed by so many visitors. Contributions to the Friends of Kinder Farm Park, Inc, are deductible to the extent permitted by law.