Farm Engagement Manager, Hatty Richards, invites people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to Get On Our Land and enjoy some time with us at our special spot. The weather’s warming-up, the gates are always open, and everyone’s welcome.“The Farm is passionate about ensuring there are year-round opportunities for our community to get together to nurture friendships, learn new skills and reconnect with nature. We know how beneficial it is to get outside and be actively involved in land-based projects. Alongside this, meeting new people and working together on meaningful projects, is proven to have a profoundly positive impact on our mental health. We’re proud to be a supportive space where such healing can take place.
This year is set to be the most exciting yet at The Community Farm. Thanks to the success of our recent Crowdfunder, money has been allocated to build compost toilets, to landscape our nature and learning zones, and improve access to The Farm. And we’ve even more opportunities for people to get involved in our activities and events. There’s volunteering sessions (weekdays and Saturdays) learning programmes and wellbeing workshops. Don’t miss out – subscribe to our newsletter, follow our social media channels and check our events page online.
At the end of 2018 our Roundhouse was completed. It was built by a local craftsman and a team of volunteers, using traditional methods and mainly locally-sourced materials. It sits in our learning area, with unbeatable lake views. It comfortably seats 20 people, has a beautiful, fitted kitchen and warming wood burner. We built this outdoor classroom as a resource for the community, and are opening it up for people to use for their own creative projects and ventures. If you own a small business, or would like to hire it for private purposes, just get in touch.
There are so many opportunities to Get On Our Land this spring. Please do come along. We look forward to seeing new faces, and welcoming old friends!”
Farm Engagement Manager
How you can Get On Our Land this spring
Gardening for Wellbeing - Grow and Make - every Wednesday
Our new social and therapeutic horticulture project for people who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
An EcoWild course that examines the psychological effects of environmental problems and provides practical tools for resistance. (Sold out, but future courses planned)
Mindfulness and wellbeing sessions - every Monday
Join EcoWild for mindfulness and singing sessions in our cosy lakeside yurt. These sessions aim to lift the mood, energise and aid our sleep.
Events and courses
Keep an eye on our events calendar, sign-up to our newsletter, and follow us on social media for upcoming family friendly activities.
During the winter there may not be much growing out on the fields but there’s still been plenty of work. We’ve a lovely team of volunteers on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and we’d love you to be a part of it!