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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!

 

What's there to do?


Join an ongoing or upcoming programme:

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18 - 25 Outdoor Wellbeing + Practical Skills Course

We have spots available in our current 12 week course and are receiving applications for the next one that starts in September.
Mondays: 11AM - 1:30PM or 2:30PM - 5.00PM.
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.

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Supported Farming & Green Care

We have practical therapeutic placements available for adults with disabilities or learning difficulties to join in caring for animals and /or gardening.
Mondays to Fridays: 10AM - 1PM, 12:30PM - 3:30PM or 10AM - 3:30PM.
For more info email garden@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 01179442149 or 0117 9428241.

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Volunteer at The Propagation Place

Help 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.
Learn more about our social enterprise or book your place by emailing grow@swcityfarm.co.uk or by calling 0117 9428241. Open to all.

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Mind without Borders by Bristol Mind

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
Learn more here or get in touch by email georgia.spooner@bristolmind.org.uk or call 07377 877303.

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Community Garden Sessions

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.

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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.
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.


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. 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!