Intergenerational therapeutic land-based day activity service, for people of all ages in support of learning disabilities, autism, wellbeing, social isolation, volunteering. We provide horticulture, animal husbandry, rural arts and crafts.
July 2020: The Ark at Egwood plans to reopen this August.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
Contact to discuss.
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Pigs, pony and chickens.
Situated between the villages of Merriott and Lopen.
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Training and networking for care farmers
A programme of national and regional events offered by the Growing Care Farming project. The programme includes regular themed webinars, network meetings, training courses and launch events for those working...
Our monthly networking sessions are open to anyone involved in care farming and green care, regardless of where you live or what stage you're are at.
As it's not always possible to meet face-to-face at the moment, please do join us and say hello!
Our online gatherings are an member benefit that take place on first Thursday of each month. The events are part of SF&G's commitment to support networking and improve practice across the sector. A member of SF&G staff will...
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