Thursday, September 29, 2011
Learning Life Skills Through Farming
OLD AGOURA, Calif. -- A new nonprofit organization is teaching organic gardening, animal husbandry, cooking and other practical skills to young adults diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities.
Agoura Hills residents Sheila and Steve Mayfield launched Farming Independence last January from their home in Old Agoura.
Sheila Mayfield said she was moved to start the organization when she learned about the increase in the numbers of people diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities.