Sheila Mayfield
Farming Independence


Sunday October 9, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT

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Whispering Oaks Farm - Farming Independence
28347 Balkins Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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Event Committee:


Ann DeMartini

Colleen Segal

Drita Kessler

Karen Hansen

Kendra Zamel

Lori Appell

Maria Chavez

Steve Hansen

Susan Sheller

Swea Schoening







Farming Independence Harvest Festival Fundraiser 

October 9th, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join us for our annual harvest day festival as we celebrate and share our mission to provide the best programs and services to teach job skills, life skills and social skills to help those with Autism and other special needs, lead independent and fulfilling lives.

   Leaf your worries behind  .........


come and enjoy a fun afternoon with great company, great music and delicious foods and wines from local restaurants and vineyards. We will have an art exhibition of world renowned and local artists, a silent auction with incredible must have items and other exciting surprises.

 Guest Singer - American Idol's - Tamyra Gray


We hope you can make it.  Space is limited so register as soon as you can. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Please click on the link below to register.

 If you cannot attend and you would still like to donate, you can do so, by either mailing us a check or going onto our website and clicking on the donation button using Paypal. You can view our wish list on our website. Any amount you give will help and be greatly appreciated. 

 Look forward to seeing you!!


Sheila Mayfield


Farming Independence 


$50 to $100 per person. Donate what you can (Non Profit Donation).   Please register and donate ASAP there are only a few days to go! Thank you!

To register: 

1. Call our office and we can process your credit card.

2. If you prefer not to use a credit card, please call our office to register.

2. Click on the Register Now! link below to use Paypal. If you cannot attend, please click on the PayPal 'Donate' button. Thanks! 

Register Now!



In a working farm environment, we bring together, family members, professionals, agencies, volunteers, caregivers, organizations, corporations and communities to support, teach, work with and serve those with Autism and other special needs to help them lead, independent and fulfilling lives.  Our programs focus on job skills, life skills and social skills to provide  our participants with the skills necessary to work and live where they chose. The future farm will also incorporate an ecological responsibility to support a green world now and for our future generations. Please visit our website for more information about our mission, pilot programs and future programs and subscribe to our newsletter.

 Organizations using a similar model to Farming Independence, like Green Chimneys in New York and Lambs Farm outside of Chicago, have helped reduce the unemployment rate dramatically amongst those with developmental disabilities. By doing so, according to the Social Securities Administration’s most recent data, for every dollar that the government spends on vocational rehabilitation agencies like ours, Social Security saves $7. For these reasons and more, Farming Independence was formed as a California Non Profit Organization.There is a critical need for many more organizations like Farming Independence.

 We hope you will join our journey and help us make a difference in the lives of many incredible people. 

Thank you!

Sheila Mayfield