Our mission is to inspire a compassionate, healthy and earth-friendly way for all beings to live together and to share our rescue farm with vulnerable people in our community so that they can experience a healing connection to others, to nature and to themselves.
In 2006, after purchasing a 13-acre dairy farm in Columbus, Wisconsin, vegan co-founders Deborah and Carl Schwink opened their doors to a trailer full of recently rescued sheep from Pennsylvania. The “Sweet Potato Farm Animal Sanctuary” was born and after a change in employment, the Schwinks relocated with all of the animals to the east coast in 2013. Today the sanctuary (now called Graze in Peace) is located in Durham, Maine and is evolving into a beautiful facility with the help of an extraordinary community of volunteers.
By giving rescued and unwanted farm animals a second chance at a good life and by offering the healing space of our farm to vulnerable people in the local community, we hope to demonstrate the kind of world we want to live in: