What we do
We deliver services for discrete or mixed groups through our partnership working and also provide an open access space for people to enjoy and to engage with other users of the farm. Please see below the wide range of work we do and the services we provide
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. They come to learn new skills, share knowledge, meet people, be inspired and feel part of a meaningful project and a connected community. This can take many forms but we often need the support of our volunteers when we develop the site for example in building our outside spaces or creating our outdoor kitchen. Our volunteers are also invaluable in helping us maintain the farm as well as develop it for the future.
Supported volunteering farm nurture sessions
These sessions are for people of any age who might feel marginalised, vulnerable or isolated such as people with mental and physical health challenges, special needs, refugees, young people not in education or training, people affected by or at risk of homelessness and
offenders and ex-offenders. The focus of the sessions is on developing an increased sense of well being and connectedness, confidence building, working in a team and life skills. Sessions vary but can include; preparation, planting and growing, cooking, animal care and a variety of tasks relating to the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the farm.
Hands on sessions that help children and young people in school to thrive and reach their full potential. These sessions also inspire children and young people to have a better relationship with food, make healthier food choices and develop the confidence to cook and grow their own food. The sessions support teachers and schools to deliver environmental education in their curriculum.
These workshops help to build skills/knowledge within our volunteer group as well as the wider community. They aim to improve skills to ‘grow your own’ at home, provide cooking sessions to build confidence, skills and culture around cooking and eating together – for families, adults, young people and children.
Open access green space
Free to access open green space where people can experience the benefits of being outside, learning about growing and animal care, and have interpersonal interactions thereby reducing isolation and loneliness and contributing to community cohesion.