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.
We're hiring: BE PART OF OUR TEAM!
The City Farm is looking for a Finance Manager. The closing date to apply is 12 noon, Wednesday 31st August 2022.
Schedule & Opening Hours
We're open 7 DAYS A WEEK from 9AM to 5PM.
We're also home to St Werburghs City Farm Cafe, open Fridays to Mondays, 10AM - 4PM.
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!
What can you do at the City Farm?
Adults and Volunteering
- Adults with disabilities, neurodiverse or with other learning difficulties requiring support: accredited horticulture and supported farming and animal care placements
- 18 - 25 year olds and adults in general: volunteering, gardening, cooking, landscaping and well-being opportunities
- English classes and nature connection for Asylum Seekers and refugees experiencing poor mental health (run by Bristol Mind)
- Team Challenges
- Gardening Courses and Workshops
Children, Youth, Schools & Education Providers
- Schools and education providers: school visits, volunteering opportunities, outdoor work 2 learn placements, forest school and outdoor educational sessions, bespoke programmes, incubator hire and alternative curriculum sessions
- Inner-city children and young people: holiday camps and after school youth clubs clubs
The next Day Summer Camp is scheduled for August 16th - 18th.
What else can you do at the City Farm?
Next on: Super Saturdays in St Werburghs
- Courses and Workshops
- Woodland Weddings
- Buy Vegetable Plug Plants and Gardens in a Box
- Rent a City Farm Space
- Apprenticeship Programme
- Team Challenges
- City Farm Calendar of Events
Join an ongoing or upcoming programme:
18 - 25 Outdoor Wellbeing + Practical Skills Course
Supported Farming & Green Care
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 email@example.com or call 01179442149 or 0117 9428241.
Children and Youth
The Farm offers a number of opportunities for 11 to 18 year olds including a weekly Youth Club, Holiday and Summer Camps, the Tuesday Cafe, Work 2 Learn with Animals Placements, and even Duke of Edinburgh volunteering.
To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01179442149 or 0117 9428241.
Boiling Wells Volunteer Sessions
Cooking for Wellbeing
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.
Mondays: 11:30AM - 2:30PM.
To APPLY for a FREE place or to receive more information please FILL OUT THIS FORM, email email@example.com or call 0117 9428241.
Learn and Volunteer at The Propagation Place
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0117 9428241. Open to all.
Schools and Education Providers
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 email@example.com or call 0117 9428241.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07377 877303.
Community Garden Sessions
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...
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.