The Hope Grows Here Auction has been postponed.

 AACORN has postponed the live auction event that was scheduled to be held Saturday March 25th. Anyone who has already purchased tickets will be contacted regarding credit towards the reschedule date or a full refund. We anticipate this will be our fall event. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you this fall. We wish to thank all persons and organizations that donated items for our event – they will be used for their expressed purpose later this year. 

Welcome to AACORN – we are happy to see you

 Please take a few minutes and tour our website – let us know if you have any questions, interested in participating or volunteering, or want to donate!

Buy AACORN Swag!

If you visit our friends at Aacorn | Kalamazoo Sportswear ( online, you can purchase all sorts of AACORN merchandise so you can both look good and spread the word about AACORN!


Learning New Skills

Each day, our participants and staff work together on a variety of farm chores and projects as we develop essential skills such as focus and teamwork. Our emphasis is on process rather than product. 

Soap n’ Salad Shed

Stop by our roadside stand in warm weather to find seasonal produce, eggs, goat milk soap, and jar mixes, all grown or produced at AACORN.

Build community

We spend time together participating in activities such as a daily walk as well as outings outside the farm. We love being part of our larger Kalamazoo community!

COVID Precautions

We emphasize safety and good hygiene practices at AACORN. Participants can wear a mask if they choose however are not required as of the lifting of the state restrictions and mask mandates. 

Visit Our Petting Zoo!

Our four dwarf Nigerian goats, Nubian goats, and mini pigs would love to meet you! Make an appointment to bring your family group! Check out our Facebook page for more information.


Come be part of our inclusive, encouraging, and welcoming community. We love making new friends and connections here at AACORN!

Donations Welcome!

Have any ball jars hanging around and need some place to take them? Consider donating them to AACORN! We create all sorts of canned goods as part of our program with our farm grown produce. 

Building Community

Interacting with animals brings joy

Expanding Options