Connecting people to land, nature and food since 1980…
St Werburghs City Farm inspires communities engaging 60,000 people each year via carefully designed programmes that build knowledge and skills, 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 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!
Our activities include:
- accredited horticulture and animal care placements for adults with disabilities or learning difficulties
- school visits, holiday camps, volunteering opportunities and discovery sessions for inner-city children
- volunteering, gardening and well-being opportunities for 18 - 25 year olds and adults in general
- woodland mindfulness for Asylum Seekers and refugees experiencing poor mental health (run by Bristol Mind)
- educational sessions for children and young people and forest school sessions
- conservation courses and workshops to develop new skills and connections.
Sign up to a current or upcoming programme:
Green Care & Supported Training
We currently have half and full day practical therapeutic placements available for adults with disabilities or learning difficulties to join in caring for animals, as well as gardening and growing. For more information please email email@example.com or call 01179442149 or 0117 9428241.
Volunteer at The Propagation Place
Help with seed sowing, tidying beds, washing plant trays, watering, planting up raised and ground beds, weeding and plant harvesting on Mondays, Tuesdays and / or Wednesdays from 10:30AM - 12.30PM. For more information about this social enterprise go here or book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0117 9428241. Open to all.
A city farm for all to grow...
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. Read our Equity Report and Equity Action Plan or watch the webinar about it here...
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 all play our part in mitigating and adapting to the Climate and Ecological Crisis. All together, another world is possible!