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Let us know if you had a great time!

We were happy to see so many of you last week during the reopening of our discovery farm aka petting zoo. It has taken us almost 2 years to rebuild the damages Irma did to our farm but the result is truly amazing. We’ve already said that…

child feeding duck
Feeding the duckies in the pond

If you had a great time with your children at the Discovery Farm this weekend and if you think it is a place that more parents should visit with their children so they can also have a good time and experience more and learn more… then please leave us a review on Google Maps by clicking this link.

Let us know what your favorite part was. The playground, the mini horses, the donkeys, the animals roaming freely (did you see that gorgeous peacock?!) or the fact the children can get so up close and personal with the animals and their young (depending on season of course)?

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Intervision Foundation receives grant to start pet farm

source: smn-news

Alexandra van Luijcken-Halley from the Intervision Foundation happily received a cheque from the Cooperating Foundations of the Dutch Caribbean for the set up of a pet farm at Seaside Nature Park with miniature animals. It is the intention to create a low-cost activity area for children, which will also teach children how to treat animals. Kids will be able to go into the paddock and pet small bred chickens, goats, horses and work in a vegetable garden.

Angela Dekker from Cooperating Foundations explained that the funding agency wanted to support this initiative because of two strong elements:

  • St. Maarten really needs an inexpensive place where families can spend time with their children, and
  • children can learn about nature and have fun.

Furthermore, Intervision came up with many creative ways of making the miniature farm self-sustainable. Prins Bernard Culture Fonds was also charmed by the initiative and has already granted the other half of the start-up costs. Soon, miniature horse Skippy will be joined by fellow miniature animals and children will be able to drive a small horse cart or plant tomatoes.