A farm in the heart of the city

St Werburghs City Farm is an inner-city oasis that welcomes more than 60,000 visitors each year, and engages more than 3,500 people in activities that build resilience, reduce isolation and strengthen community. One of our aims is to better connect people with the story of their food, from farm gate to plate. We also specialise in nature connection and outdoor engagement activities that promote greater health and wellbeing such as  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 providing a supportive space for someone struggling with their mental health to build greater connections, skills and confidence. Through a person-centre approach, we enable people to learn, grow and thrive.

The impact of Covid-19
Covid-19 has significantly impacted the way that we work and the income that we rely on to deliver our services. We are forecasting a loss of £95,000 due to the cancellation/reduction of: fundraising events, donations, site hire, training, visit and placements fees etc. At the same time, the need to support our most vulnerable service users continues to increase.

Your support
St Werburghs City Farm is a registered charity. Every DONATION we receive enables us to offer targeted activities for those most in need, and maintain our green spaces for people and wildlife.

We are grateful for one off donations of any size, however the best way to support the Farm is to become a regular MONTHLY DONOR. This enables us to better plan for future and support the ongoing needs of our community.

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Join us for the Equity Report launch

We've just created an Event Page for our Equity Report Launch. Join the authors, Manu Manganidze, Rhian Grant and Esme Worrell, as they share the processes and key learnings from this year long exploration into the barriers to access for ethnic minority communities at SWCF and urban farms in general.

Register for FREE tickets here. 

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What's here

Explore our outdoor sites

outdoor theatre and crowd

What's on

Find out about our fairs and events

Class on a tour or discovery trail

Schools

Outdoor education visits and programmes

woodwork volunteers

Volunteering and Wellbeing

A great range of volunteer opportunities whether you're looking to spend time in a green space, meet new people, learn new skills or get work experience

child looking at our sheep

Children and families

Fun, inspiring (and sometimes dirty) activities for children of all ages

young people on NCS trip

Young people

Our placements, after school clubs and national citizen service youth projects

trainee propagating seeds

Supported training

Unique training placements and activities in horticulture and animal care

incubated chicks

Courses and workshops

Public courses and volunteer sessions in craft, gardening, animal care and more