AppleCast Limited (Formerly Cast North West) is an outdoor education facility based on 26acres of land in Newburgh, West Lancashire. We provide alternative educational activities for excluded young people, and those who want to pursue a vocational educational qualification. We also support young people and adults with special educational needs/ disabilities.
We work with schools and colleges from across the North West and support more than 230 people each week.
Our activities include: Fishing -including indoor and outdoor angling. We have the only indoor angling facility in the UK which enables access to angling all year round.
Horticulture -We have polytunnels that are used for teaching and a garden centre which enables students to follow the whole process from seed/ cutting to sales. It provides a calming therapeutic environment for learning.
Food growing -An allotment and food growing project that teaches young people how food is grown. We want to further develop this area
Small animals -providing education and therapy for people with anxiety and other issues.
Construction and aquaponics.
Bees and an orchard -these are being developed.
The site will become a visitor centre and recreational facility over the next 2 years.
We want to educate the public and provide access to learning through workshops and practical experience about food growing, the environment and animal care. We want to encourage people to learn, volunteer and use our site as a place for social activities.
Eventually we want to be able to grow food for distribution to families in crisis.
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...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 00:00 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 00:00
Applications are now open for this year's European Gardeniser Pro Online Training Course
If you work within the community gardening or farming sector and want to broaden your skills, this comprehensive course could be just what you are looking for...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:00 to Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:00
How to Use Zoom, Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams for Environmental Education
SF&G London, the London City Farms and Community Gardens Association, and the London Environmental Educators Forum (LEEF) are proud to offer this bespoke training...
Wales ‘grows for it’ with £130,000 investment in more allotments - Welsh Allotment Regeneration Initiative
A new support package designed to increase allotments in areas of Wales where they most needed has been announced today by Social Farms...
London culture magazine 'Huck' has its finger on the pulse for community matters in London. This month they interviewed Social Farms & Gardens for their article 'Force of nature: the battle to save London’s green spaces'.
Writer Jessica Furseth...
This year we are very pleased to be working with and receiving funding from the Hilden Charitable Fund to run the Children's Summer Activities Programme. This opportunity will replace Hilden Charitable Fund’s annual Playscheme Grant...
A new Natural England-funded project to demonstrate the enormous benefits of outdoor learning to children and develop a model(s) of using ‘hub’ schools to support and deliver teacher training, is now available.
The project, which is funded by...
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