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 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 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?
- accredited horticulture and animal care placements for adults with disabilities or learning difficulties
- school visits, holiday camps, after school clubs, volunteering opportunities, work 2 learn placements and alternative curriculum sessions for inner-city children and young people
- volunteering, gardening, cooking, landscaping 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)
- outdoor educational sessions, bespoke programmes and forest school sessions for school grouops
- conservation courses and workshops to develop new skills and connections.
Join an ongoing or upcoming programme:
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 email@example.com or call 0117 9428241.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, plant harvesting and more.
Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays: 10:30AM - 12.30PM.
Learn more about our social enterprise or book your place by emailing email@example.com or by 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!