Covid-19 closure and community support
Following government advice to limit non-essential social contact, we have temporarily closed the Farm and suspended face-to-face services. Rest assured we will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
Despite the Farm appearing to be quiet, a small team of staff are busy looking after the animals, propagating vegetable seedlings to support food production, growing fresh food that will be donated to local food banks and supporting some of our most vulnerable community members whilst they are at home. For example, we are:
- Calling our volunteers regularly to have a friendly chat and identify and where relevant, offer individual support where it will make a significant difference to their mental health
- Delivering Windowsill Warrior kits with compost, seeds and pots to enable people to grow fresh salad and veg at home for greater health and wellbeing and to retain their connection to our outdoor sites
- Distributing Home Baking Hero kits to local families so they can have fun cooking and sharing a healthy meal that reminds them of their sessions at the Farm
If you can, please support these activities by donating at: https://localgiving.org/donation/swcityfarm
Stay safe everyone!
A farm in the heart of the city
St Werburghs City Farm is a small charity. We welcome 60,000 visitors each year, and provide a nugmber of vital community services for over 3,500 people facing disadvantage of all ages and backgrounds.
One of our aims is to better connect people with the story of their food, from farm gate to plate. We also support disadvantaged members of our community to learn, grow and thrive, whether it be providing placements for adults with learning disabilities to gain skills in organic gardening, helping a young person at risk of exclusion finish their education or supporting disadvantaged adults to gain in skills and confidence.
Treat yourself to refreshments from the award winning farm cafe overlooking our adventure playground.
Get a £1 bag of feed from a member of staff to hand feed the animals, or follow our new green energy discovery trail around the Farm.