Mission and History

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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.

Rescued pigs, Lucky Lu and Strawberry at Graze in Peace Farm Animal Rescue and Learning Center


In 2006, we opened our doors to our first rescues, a trailer full of recently rescued sheep from Pennsylvania. The “Sweet Potato Farm Animal Sanctuary” was born and after a move to the East Coast (with ALL of the animals) in 2013, the sanctuary, now called Graze in Peace in Durham, Maine was born.

Our Dream

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:

a world in which the intrinsic individuality of each human and nonhuman being on this planet is recognized, and a world in which there is no cause to treat one with any less compassion or respect than the other.

Join us…