As we work to grade our roads, inspect the existing buildings and trim our very old trees, B Walker Ranch is still raising capital to begin building. We could use everyone’s help. Remember us on #GivingTuesday November 27th.
Thank you for the support in our continued growth. Stay in touch to see our progress through 2019.
“1 out of 68 births is on the autistic spectrum” (CDC) – April 2014
Over 1,000,000 people with autism are “aging out” of their school programs with no where to go. As wait lists are common for Adult Day programs, the need for quality programming is urgent.
B Walker Ranch is emerging as we build “one fence post at a time”. We envision a weekly program Monday thru Friday from 9-2 hosting a variety of opportunities for our ranchers; such as horticulture therapy, animal care, cooking and nutrition, tool care, and reading and math skills.
We still need your help as we plan and build our model program where other families will be welcome to learn how to operate small working farms for adults with autism in their communities. We will teach how to maximize opportunities that better serve our adults with autism by offering a multitude of experiences that will help build their confidence and create a sense of purpose for their lives.
Donating their 1,000,000 hour of volunteerism building our split rail fence for B Walker Ranch.
It was a great day with Salesforce INC San Francisco helping to build our split rail fence. It was a day of firsts for so many. B Walker Ranch’s first Corporate work Day; and many of the employees first time on a ranch. B Walker Ranch gained 20 new IT Salesforce Inc friends who learned how to build fences.
Our fearless leader Jim Congdon, with Congdon Construction in Napa helped to teach everyone how to build a split rail fence. The cedar wood was special ordered from Idaho and made a big splash with our community. Our property was now secured.
We loved meeting all our new friends from Salesforce Inc. Such incredibly compassionate and talented people inside and out of the office. A special thank you to Eric Tinker who organized his team of people to come across the bridge and bring us their enthusiasm and support for our cause.
Stunningly beautiful B Walker Ranch’s new cedar split railed fence.
The Daily Republic is writing a series of articles about the evolution of our Suisun Valley Ranch! Building the Ranch is a labor of love, as these articles explain.
“Salesforce volunteer Kevin Grimley, center, and Saul Romero, left, help build a fence at the site of the B Walker Ranch, in Suisun Valley, Thursday. The ranch is going to be a day program for special need adults. (Photo Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)”
Read the full article here – we look forward to sharing more exciting press coverage as B Walker Ranch grows.
Ma and Pa Kettle Ranch house evolves as part of our programming in the Daily Republic article. Soon to be remodeled into a 1200 sq ft gathering place for our weary Ranchers.
“B Walker Ranch will have an alpaca barn and alpacas. The animals work well with young people and those with special needs, Pamela Hale Mitchell said.
Pamela Hale Mitchell, along with Jeanine Stanley, are launching the ranch with the goal of it becoming self-sustaining. Participants will learn planting and farming, tool and equipment use, nutrition and meal planning, animal care, and food harvesting and delivery.”
Click over for the full article on the Daily Republic.