Apifera Farm - where art, story, animals & woman merge. Home to artist Katherine Dunn

©K.Dunn. All rights reserved.


Apifera Farm was officially incorporated as a non-profit in Maine on July 20, 2017 with a pending 501c status.

Our mission statement:

  • Provide a safe haven at its farm for elder/special needs barn animals and creatures
  • This includes hospice cases when needed
  • Dedicate ourselves to bringing our animals together with elder/special needs people for mutual healing and wellness visits

Donations are used for


  • Hay [8-12 tons] feed-amounts vary due to number of animals and weather
  • Veterinarian care and emergencies
  • Special needs equipment and items [i.e. winter coats, medicines, etc]
  • Bedding, fly sprays, comfort items for needy
  • Electricity and utilities to barns
  • Fencing, gates [this is never ending]

Animal Therapy Visits:

  • Transportation and mileage costs to and from therapy visits
  • Costs associated with farm therapy visits-porta potty, assistance

Major Goals:

  • More barn space for more animals, larger hay area
  • Drainage work in donkey area
  • Shelter to hold on-site therapy visits with elders and special needs
  • Turn another five areas into fenced pasture [we have 30 acres, and about 8 are in pasture]
  • Finish the upper barn loft so more elder cats can come to Apifera