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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. We engage over 60,000 people each year and deliver carefully designed programmes that build skills and knowledge, and increase well-being and self-esteem.

Using a two-acre Small-holding, one-acre Community Garden, 2.5-acre Conservation Site (Boiling Wells) and 13 acres of Community Allotments — home to the Propagation Place — we (re)connect people from all walks of life to the story of land, food and nature.

Every week from 12:30PM, the Tuesday Cafe is pay what you can. In case you're wondering "pay what you can" also means you can give a donation and support the vital community work we do!

We specifically design many of our programmes for community members in need, yet everyone is welcome to volunteer!

We're open 7 DAYS A WEEK from 9AM to 5PM.

We're also home to St Werburghs City Farm Cafe (usually open Fridays to Monday, 10AM - 4PM).

The City Farm at St Werburghs City Farm, the hobbit house
Plan your visit: go here for directions and joint schedules.

As a charity, St Werburghs City Farm has to raise more than £500,000 EVERY YEAR to deliver essential community activities and services, and to keep the City Farm open and freely accessible all year round. We rely on the communities' generosity and your donations to do this vital work.

Please help us continue (re)connecting people to land, nature and food!


We're hiring: BE PART OF OUR TEAM!

The City Farm is looking for a Finance Manager and for an Education Officer. The closing dates to apply are Sunday May 15th and 9AM Monday June 20th.


What can you do at the City Farm?

Konekone pigs at St Werburghs City Farm with carers
The City Farm's Small holding is a favourite amongst visitors young and old alike.
Go here to explore all of our five sites...

Adults and Volunteering

Community organisations are also present at St Werburghs City Farm. Houria Catering, an anti-slavery and anti-racism organisation that trains and hires female survivors of slavery, serves Afrikan Vegan Feasts every Friday. Order by Thursday before 10PM.

Children, Youth, Schools & Education Providers

Fire circle learning activity
The Youth Club meets every Tuesday from 4PM
The next Day Summer Camp is scheduled for August 16th - 18th.

What else?

This spring Outlandish Nights is on! See our 2022 City Farm Calendar of Events...

Join an ongoing or upcoming programme:

18 - 25 Outdoor Wellbeing + Practical Skills Course

tools

The next 12 week course begins MONDAY MAY 16th and we are receiving applications for those wanting to join.
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.

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 Sessions

fork for digging compost

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.
Wednesdays: 11:30AM - 2:30PM.
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.

Learn and Volunteer at The Propagation Place

watering can and seedlings in pots

Apply for an Apprenticeship or volunteer at 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 (during winter WEDNESDAYS ONLY).
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 0117 9428241.

Mind without Borders by Bristol Mind

wellies

Six weekly sessions exclusively for Refugee and Asylum Seekers focused on learning English, cooking and eating together over the campfire, and enjoying gentle nature based activities to connect with the land, community and each other.
Thursdays: 12PM - 4PM.
Get in touch by email kamal.ali-merkhbi@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.
To APPLY for a FREE place or to ask questions please FILL OUT THIS FORM, email getinvolved@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 0117 9428241. Open to all.

Apprenticeship Programme

The Propagation Place Apprenticeship, in association with Bridgewater and Taunton College, is a fantastic opportunity for people living in central Bristol to explore a career in horticulture, sustainable farming and land-management, whilst gaining transferable skills and experience through working in a thriving community business in a charitable setting.


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!