A domestic garden of half acre including: a polytunnel; raised fruit and vegetable beds; lawn and herbaceous beds; and a small field including an even smaller orchard. <br />
We are not yet operating, but hope to offer the activities below to those who are referred to us via GPs etc for whatever reason, be it lack of social contact, mental illness etc etc<br />
We would like to be able to offer others the opportunities that we have found beneficial while attending a social farm and community garden group. We aim to be a local resource for people of all abilities offering opportunities: to socialise and build relationships; to develop new skills; to enjoy physical exercise and enjoy being outside and in nature; to experience a lifestyle that treads lightly on the planet. <br />
Activities that would be on offer:<br />
Seasonal gardening work, to include: sowing, planting, taking cuttings, tending crops and harvesting. Could extend to include use of produce depending on the ability and interest of the attendees (eg food preparation and baking).<br />
General ground maintenance: weeding, grass cutting, hedge cutting, fence mending and treating, clearing ditches etc.<br />
Future plans inc.: a wild bird feeding station; keeping chickens/ducks which would allow for feeding the birds, cleaning the coop, collecting eggs; and keeping bees.<br />
Potential for small DIY projects such as making bug hotels and bird boxes.
by arrangement: please e-mail or telephone
future plans include chickens, ducks and bee hives.