To be wise care takers of all living things and inspire others to do the same.
Collaborate with schools, business, and other non-profit organizations to provide farm education and therapeutic programs for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to learn, grow, and heal.
Simple Sparrow believes wise stewardship is our God given purpose as His creation (Gen. 1:26-28). By helping creation live up to its full potential, people can better live up to their full potential as well.
Our vision is to connect people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with creation in order to learn, grow, and heal. The modern era ushered in a disconnect of people from the land and animals. Through diverse integrated education and therapy programs, we strive to equip and inspire wise stewardship not only of land and animals, but also of ourselves and others. Our programs aim to:
- Connect people to nature through on-site and off-site programs
- Connect people to community and a richer understanding of self as a part of community
- Connect people to God through Bible study and local churches
Additionally, our Core Values are central to all programs where people are given opportunities to practice and learn:
- Respect: for nature, self, and others.
- Kindness: to all types of living things, self, and others.
- Duty: to steward all living things
Eric and Jamie Tanner bought a small farm in July 2013. After years of hosting friends and family for events and meals, it became evident that others benefited from farm life too. Jamie started bringing animals to local schools to talk about compassion, care, and self-awareness. She also invited therapists and their clients who benefited from farm therapy to Simple Sparrow Farm for private sessions.
The community responded with overwhelming support. Simple Sparrow became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit December 2017.