Rice Lane City Farm was set up in 1979 by local residents in Walton, Liverpool, who leased Walton burial ground and its grade II listed buildings from St Nicholas Church. Cows and sheep now graze on graves to keep them tidy and RLCF has taken on several acres of adjoining woodland. The site now supports rare livestock breeds, wildlife conservation, indigenous planting, coppicing, horticulture, organic gardening, cafe, dairy, classroom - and a football pitch. Several projects are running currently to promote food growing and healthy lifestyle; development work is underway to increase the participation of schools in relevant curriculum areas and a variety of seasonal vegetables and herbs are produced.
Facilities: Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Play area, Mobile farm, Play activities, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Open access
Seven Days 10.00am to 3.30pm.
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Rylands and Welsh. 2 Donkeys. African Pygmy Goat.Geese,Ducks,Hens,Quail and Rabbits
By Train: Northern Line from Liverpool Central.
Then, Ormskirk train to Walton Park station or Kirkby train to Rice Lane station.
From Walton Park/Rice Lane station turn right along railway path and right across bridge. Approx 10 minutes walk.
By Bus: F1 or F2 from Pierhead. Also 20, 30, 120. Any bus to Walton Hospital.
By Car: A59 north out of Liverpool, past Walton Hospital. Turn left up Rawcilffe Road at Prince Leopold pub, keep going to Farm gates.
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