The Heifer Global Village
The Heifer Global Village at Shepherd’s Spring is a site complete with international homes, gardens, and livestock that represent living conditions for developing nations in which Heifer International* works. Participants in these programs will be challenged to examine their own habits, consumption, and beliefs through unique hands-on learning experiences that seek to promote an awareness and increased understanding of:
- Global Economics
- Hunger and Nutrition
- Poverty Issues
- Social Equality and Justice
- Environmental Conservation
Our Global Village currently offers 7 sites, some of which include multiple structures or houses. Current sites include Appalachia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mozambique, Refugee, and Thailand. A Tibetan yurt and a third Mozambique home site are still being built. We offer Heifer International’s three, standards-based, programs as well as several In-House designed programs that feature the Global Village.
Please contact us or select a program below to learn more about what they offer and how to schedule one of these exciting learning opportunities today!
See the Heifer Global Village construction and program opportunities on this short video clip.
The following programs are available in the
Heifer Global Village at Shepherd's Spring:
4 hour program for 4th grade & older
Participants discuss United States culture and explore Guatemalan or Thai culture through experiential learning. For more information click here.
24 hour program for 6th grade & older
Participants explore their cultural identity and discuss similarities within the global community while examining issues of population, resource distribution, quality of life and standard of living. For more information click here.
48 hour program for 5th grade & older
Participants explore how Heifer International works to help people by finding sustainable solutions, what it means to care for the earth and how our individual choices affect the world. For more information click here.
If you would like, tours of the Heifer Global Village are available.
Standard 1-hour Tours are $5, 2-hour Activity Tours are $10. Call Shepherd's Spring for tours.
Volunteer Opportunities- Click here for information.
Donations are welcome as Shepherd’s Spring continues to expand the Heifer Global Village.
* Heifer International is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve people's sources of nutrition and income through the gifts of livestock and plants accompanied by training given in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. To learn more about them, please visit their website: www.heifer.org .