Farm work, including refinishing our barn, building our ever-expanding gardens, and caring for our small community of rescued farm animals, aims to experientially connect residents to their own self-care. Physical exertion, including exercise, sports or labor, can be a great expression of internal emotional agitation. And there are few greater satisfactions than watching our efforts blossom into a tangible result. Providence men will be offered the opportunity to care for our gardens, barn, animals and facilities, as a meaningful service to future residents, vulnerable animals, and to the community that has welcomed us. Organic vegetables from our gardens will be sold at the Northbrook Farmers market, offering community members a chance to meet and interact with our residents and staff.Community members may also request and schedule a visit to see Providence gardens and animals alongside our residents.