On the farm we offer the following services.
This is the provision of social or day care service on a family farm with farming and wildlife related activities. This service is suitable for adults with learning disabilities or people recovering from mental health problems. Participants become an important team member on the farm and help in a wide variety of day to day activities.
Workshops and courses on a wide variety of wildlife and countryside topics can be arranged. This includes dry stone walling, habitat creation, wildlife identification, foraging, mini-beasts, peatland and woodlands.These can take place on the farm or at a suitable location close to you. Workshops can be tailored to any age group and can be a great addition to any event.
Trainers are qualified LANTRA, Forest Schools and adult education tutors.
Open to the public?No
Open to the public - details:
Butterlope Farm is located 2 miles from the village of
Plumbridge in the beautiful Glenelly Valley at the heart of the Sperrins.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Growing Care Farming: National, Regional and Online events
Growing Care Farming, is part of the Government Programme for Children & Nature (supported by Defra, is funded by the Department of Education and managed by Natural England) and is...
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:00 to Friday, December 31, 2021 - 16:00
At the outset of the pandemic we started running regular webinars to help our members navigate the rapidly changing landscape brought about by COVID-19. These proved to be incredibly popular and we loved the increased sense of solidarity and...
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:00 to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 16:00
The Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme is a nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional...
For many people arriving to seek asylum in the UK, community growing spaces can offer vital and unique opportunities to find community, improve mental and physical health and to learn and share skills. These resources have been designed to encourage...
A new study has shown that just 30 minutes of gardening a week has a beneficial effect on mental health.
Researchers from Westminster and Essex universities questioned 269 gardeners and non-gardeners with the former describing their feelings before...
This year the London Harvest Festival will be taking place online – so everyone can join in!
This year we are inviting the world to participate in the buzzing life of London’s city farm and garden community by going online.
On Saturday the 19th...
This year Social Farms & Gardens are celebrating 40 years of farming, gardening and growing together.
2020 will be packed full of activities to celebrate the 40th. From monthly events UK wide including the European Federation of City Farms...
Popular picture book character Stick Man is teaming up with local community groups across the UK to encourage urban children to get outdoors and explore the natural world. Fun-filled activity trails have been opened at five community growing sites...