The Quarries Farm
The farm has 90 acres of grazing land and 14 acres of woodland just outside Bangor in Northern Ireland. Our main aim is to develop social connection between people and to demonstrate environmental and social sustainability and compassionate farming. We give the opportunity for people to experience growing their own food, sustainable living and being involved in outdoor group activities. Our volunteering opportunities and courses are in woodland management, traditional crafts (such as stonewalling and willow weaving), growing vegetables and animal management. Anyone is welcome to volunteer with us and we particularly encourage people who feel isolated or disadvantaged. Many of our volunteers are carers or mental health service users. Some are also lone parents, unemployed or low waged. We bring together people from divided communities by engaging them as a team, creating something worthwhile and experiencing the outdoors together.