Generation Farms offers integrative healing opportunities through
wellness programs, horsemanship, nature and professional training.
News from Generation Farms in Nanaimo BC Canada
We have happy announcements to make about staff additions and updates! And some goodbyes as well.
Sophie Limer: Sophie is following her heart to again work with horses. She is returning to Generation Farms in late May. Right now she is in Australia where she has taken the time to think deeply about what she wants to do next. We are thrilled to have her come back and work with Naomi and Emily and the rest of the team. We plan to support Sophie as she explores her connection to horses with the herd that she knows so well. She is excited about further exploring the new facility and the horses in this environment. She still has a few weeks of travel. Once she is back and has learned the routines and become reacquainted with the horses, she will begin teaching horsemanship and riding. Sophie and Emily have plans to expand the horsemanship component of our program. When she is ready to move to her next opportunity we will support her with that transition and see who is going to step into her place.
Naomi Irving: Naomi is back to work mostly healed from her January snowboarding injury. She was our energizer during our big move last spring. She has now had the chance for some time away to connect with friends and family and do some non-horse activities. She will be back refreshed and ready to do horse care and to work with the young children who are preparing to ride and learning horsemanship.
Kerry Moon: Kerry is stepping into the Youth Worker role in a few weeks. She is replacing Anastasia who is now working with children at Haven Society. Kerry has been involved with Generation Farms for years, initially bringing Cedars Cobble Hill patients to Generation Farms for a regular day long program. After three years in this role Kerry has strong connection to the power of equine work having witnessed it up close. She worked hard learning about horses and is now comfortable and ready to put it to practice. Kerry has a CYC degree and experience in many roles and jobs with children and adults. She will also assist with horse care and admin support.
Welcome to all four of you!!
As well we have fond farewells for some very important people. Anastasia Hirst is working with children at Haven Society after years of heartfelt work with children at Generation Farms. We wish Rebecca Segal good luck as she is heads off preparing for work as a potential Fisheries officer. Sarah Bennett gave her heart to help us with horse care while Naomi was off. She plans to continue as a volunteer. Thanks Sarah and all who helped us out this endless winter.
The rest of the team still includes Kate Burns, Katy Scoones, Deni Driver and Kara Brunt. Emily Pelletier continues to have a presence in in the barn as well seeing clients, coaching and riding horses. Deni will be sharing her time between our CLBC program, barn work and her new role at the Child Development Centre. Good thing she has lots of energy!
Our volunteer community is expanding. Volunteering is available for a small group of our students. We look forward to supporting them as they enrich their lives with precious horse time and manure meditation.
I am so happy to have a strong team and I will be learning how best to support everyone in doing their work. So much potential! Thank you to everyone who continues to support our work, our horses and our team.
Integration Week 2016
Congratulatons to 11 Generation Farms EFW students who completed Integration Week in 2016. Three came to Generation Farms and Deborah travelled to Ontario for the other eight. We will soon be welcoming these talented and commited people to the group of EFW Can Certified professionals. They will enrich many peoples' lives.
We aquired a beautiful property early in 2016 in the Yellow Point area just south of the City of Nanaimo. Generation Farms is now located at 3055 Quennell Road where there are 33 acres of rolling hills with pastures and cedar trees. We added a new large sand riding ring, treed paddocks and a sand round pen. The barn is being renovated with roomy grooming stalls and many ammenities.
The horses are happy in their new interesting fields. People are happy to travel through the lovely farm land and lakeside drive to reach our new facility. We are now more accessible for people from Ladysmith and south.
We will update the Facilities page with new photographs soon.
Shaw TV segment
Our local television station came to Generation Farms to film a segment about our programs.
Willow Tree Greeting
Familiar faces first meet
Floats into the soul
The magic of beasts
To be held gently
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