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Community Farmer Day

Sat 13th November 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our much-loved, family-friendly, Community Farmer Days will be running on Saturdays throughout the growing season!

We hold one-day events at The Farm called Community Farmer Days. These involve volunteers coming to help out in the fields.

Volunteers actively participate in the work of The Farm. They learn lots about growing and food production, but the events are intended to be sociable and fun too!

The Community Farm is in a beautiful setting, overlooking Chew Valley Lake. Adults and (supervised) children are welcome. Normally we start at 10am and finish by 4pm.

Everyone who helps out at a Community Farmer Day, including some of the staff, are volunteers on the day, so we encourage people to offer as much support as possible to make the day a success.

If you’d like to read a little more about what goes on at a Community Farmer Day, read this blog by one of our volunteers.

When are the Community Farmer Days?

July - 10th, 24th

August - 14th

September - 4th and 18th

October - 16th

November - 13th

Can anyone volunteer?

Adults and children of all ages are welcome to take part in our Community Farmer Days. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times.

The Community Farm aims to make its services accessible to as wide a range of the public as possible. We are committed to ensuring that every volunteer is treated fairly regardless of age, disability, ethnic origin, marital or parental status, political belief, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Can I just turn up?

We’re afraid not. It’s important not to just turn up at The Farm. Staff will need to prepare for your visit to be sure you are well looked after and so they can put your support to best use.

Cancellations

Volunteers help us with much-needed work at The Farm, so please try to make sure that if you book onto a Community Farmer Day that you do come along. If for any reason you do need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This is essential so that we can offer places to people on the waiting list and plan the work for the appropriate numbers.

What to bring

Please bring a bottle of drinking water; there is a tap where you can refill it.

You will need to be suitably dressed. Come prepared whatever the weather and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. If it’s raining, obviously wet weather clothing will be needed. If it’s sunny please use sunblock and wear a hat. If you have steel toe-cap boots we recommend you wear them, otherwise wear strong footwear such as walking boots. If it’s very muddy wellies might be more appropriate. Wear gardening gloves to protect your hands.

We will provide any tools required. However, a pair of secateurs and a trowel can come in handy.

Facilities

There is a yurt, a roundhouse and outdoor picnic areas with views over the Chew Valley Lake for break times. We have compost toilets and access to cold running water. We have tea and coffee making facilities, although many of our volunteers bring their own flask.

Volunteering for all

Please note that volunteering opportunities for less able people and the disabled are limited at the moment as The Farm’s fields are not very accessible and the facilities are basic. We will be working on this to ensure opportunities for all in the future. If you have a disability and would like to volunteer please contact us for more details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.