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A city farm in the heart of Bristol

Connecting people to land, nature and food since 1980…

St Werburghs City Farm inspires and educates communities engaging 60,000 people each year via carefully designed programmes that build skills and knowledge, and increase well-being and self-esteem.

Using a two-acre Small-holding, a one-acre Community Garden, a 2.5-acre Conservation site (Boiling Wells) and 13 acres of Community Allotments we connect people from all walks of life to the story of food, to nature and to each other.

Many of our programmes are specifically designed for community members experiencing difficulties, at a disadvantage, oppressed or marginalised, yet everyone is welcome to give — volunteers are needed and welcome — and receive a hand!


We're hiring: BE PART OF OUR TEAM!

We're looking for a Livestock Officer to start no later than January 4th 2022. The closing date to apply is Monday December 6th.


What's there to do?


Join an ongoing or upcoming programme:

Supported Farming & Green Care

goat kids

Practical therapeutic placements to care for animals and / or gardening are available for neurodiverse adults and adults with learning difficulties.
Mondays to Fridays: 10AM - 1PM, 12:30PM - 3:30PM or 10AM - 3:30PM.
To apply email garden@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 01179442149 or 0117 9428241.

Children and Youth

girl and boy playing with sticks

The Farm offers a number of opportunities for 11 to 18 year olds including a weekly Youth ClubHoliday and Summer Camps, the Tuesday CafeWork 2 Learn with Animals Placements, and even Duke of Edinburgh volunteering.
To apply email childandyouth@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 01179442149 or 0117 9428241.

Boiling Wells — Volunteer drop-in sessions

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These weekly sessions offer a large diversity of activities including woodcarving, landscaping, horticulture and much more!
Fridays: 11AM - 3PM.
To APPLY for a FREE place or to receive more information please FILL OUT THIS FORM, email getinvolved@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 0117 9428241.

Cooking for Wellbeing

bowl of soup

A gentle cooking and growing group, we meet each week to work together and create a delicious healthy meal which we share with each other at the end of each session.
Thursdays: 11AM - 2PM.
To APPLY for a FREE place or to receive more information please FILL OUT THIS FORM, email getinvolved@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 0117 9428241.

Volunteer at The Propagation Place

watering can and seedlings in pots

Help the Farm's social enterprise with seed sowing, tidying beds, washing plant trays, watering, planting up raised and ground beds, weeding, plant harvesting and more.
Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays: 10:30AM - 12.30PM.
Book your place by emailing grow@swcityfarm.co.uk or by calling 0117 9428241. Open to all.

Schools and Education Providers

splashing in muddy puddles

We run a range of curriculum linked Outdoor Education sessions and  Forest School sessions (level 3 trained leader) for primary aged children, as well as Bespoke Programmes and alternative curriculum and Work Experience Placements for youth of all ages including practical sessions in animal care, gardening, cooking, conservation and bushcraft.
To apply email childandyouth@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 01179442149 or 0117 9428241.

Mind without Borders by Bristol Mind

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Free drop-in sessions exclusively for Refugee and Asylum Seekers who'd like to get outside in a safe, quiet space, to cook over the campfire, make some crafts, connect with others and get in touch with the seasons.
Thursdays: Participants can arrive any time after 1PM and stay for as long as they like until 4PM
Get in touch by email georgia.spooner@bristolmind.org.uk or call 07377 877303.

Community Garden Sessions

Plants for sale

We host weekly social gardening sessions for groups and individuals at our Community Garden.
Thursdays: 10AM - 12.30PM.
Book your place by email: garden@swcityfarm.co.uk or by calling 0117 9428241. Open to all.

18 - 25 Outdoor Wellbeing + Practical Skills Course

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We have a few spots available in our current 12 week course and are receiving applications for the next one that starts next year.
Mondays: 11AM - 3PM.
To APPLY for a FREE place or to ask questions please FILL OUT THIS FORM, email getinvolved@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 0117 9428241.


A city farm for all to grow...

Women watering plants at city farm in Bristol

We recently launched the Equity Report! It shares processes and key learnings from a year long exploration into the barriers of access for ethnic minority communities to The Farm and we are beginning to incorporate its findings into our work.

By providing accessible green sites and bringing people to share natural spaces, we can explore where our food comes from and the impacts our individual dietary and collective food system decisions have on our shared Planet.

Access to land and becoming confident in growing, cooking and eating fresh local food not only leads to healthier lifestyles but also puts everyone in a better position to work together towards a more sustainable, just and resilient society.

We must also play our part in mitigating and adapting to the Climate and Ecological Crisis.

All together, another world is possible!