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SLIDE RANCH
February 26, 2009

My family loves Slide Ranch. The chance to take my "City" kid to a farm near by is priceless. Goats, plants, learning about farming, and a chance to participate and learn real skills (spinning yarn, baking, milking)such great life long experience. I wish we could live at the ranch it is a beautiful place to visit.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son talked about the Ranch for weeks. Now when we are planning weekend trips, he always asks to go to places were there are animals (particularly goats!)

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hold more open house events for the community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people who work there are friendly and responsive to "client" concerns.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledgable, friendly, smiled alot, very, very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide amazing experiences (over nights, weekend camping trips, after school opportunities, family get always) for all the city bound kids, teens, and adults who have never had a pleasure of spending time on a working farm.

Ways to make it better...

The farm were bigger! More space.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money, money, money of course, as well as fighting the apathetic feelings that Americans seem to have toward the farming life and handmade products, or hands on experiences. Also the fight to get people off of and away from days filled with too much media driven video entertainment (T.V., video, computers).

One thing I'd also say is that...

Slide Ranch is part of the fabric of the Bay Area. It protects a beautiful piece of the coast from development, it provides a great escape from the claustrophobia of urban life, it is a reminder that life is more than fast forward, mass consumption. That with a chance to slow down, stop, and look around you can see, feel, taste and hear life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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