The Gentle Barn is currently located in Los Angeles, California and Knoxville, Tennessee. It is open to the public once a week for guests to hug the cows, give the pigs tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, feed the horses, hold the chickens, and learn their stories of resilience. During the rest of the week The Gentle Barn is available for private tours, VIP all day tours, school field trips, birthday parties, groups of at risk, inner city, and special needs kids, and special events.
The Gentle Barn - California is location approximately 30 miles north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita.
The Gentle Barn - Tennessee is location in Knoxville.
A few years ago at The Gentle Barn, one of our office assistants took a call from a mother and daughter who had nowhere to go for Thanksgiving and couldn't afford to come to our Gentle Thanksgiving event. Before we learned about it, Jackie had paid out of her own pocket to help this family come to the event. Jackie didn't say anything about it to anyone and it would have gone unnoticed, had the woman not said something to us later at the event.
Jackie's generosity is the spirit of The Gentle Barn and what we are all reaching for here. So in Jackie's name we have decided to start a fund, to help pay for families to come share in the unconditional love and hope at The Gentle Barn, when they cannot afford to come. Please donate towards this fund and allow others the opportunity to experience the magic of The Gentle Barn who cannot afford it, so we can continue Jackie's legacy to help people come celebrate love and life with us!