Chalkhill Farm is a smallholding with pigs, chickens, a few ducks, two goats and horses set on the outskirts of Canterbury in Kent. We offer regular placements or one-off days to those who are disadvantaged by physical, emotional or behavioural issues. Those who come regularly are usually young people excluded or on the verge of exclusion from school. We have different days for people with different needs. Visitors help to feed, groom and muck out animals, while some take up courses we hold. All visitors can learn new skills and develop at thier own pace in a quiet stress-free environment and enjoy interacting with the animals and being outdoors.
Facilities: Wildlife area
Open to the public?No
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
Session times by prior arrangement
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
We have a minature Zebu steer, a few chickens, 2 goats and 10 horses
From Canterbury City, follow signs to Wincheap. Turn left into Hollow Lane. Follow the lane, over the mini roundabout and then turn right into New House Lane. Chalkhill Farm can be found on the left hand side past the houses. Public transport is the park & ride to Wincheap then a walk which takes about 20 minutes.
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...
Find local support and advice at this face-to-face meeting, part of a regular programme of bi-annual meetings from the independent Yorkshire and Humber Care Farming Network.
Chaired by Robin Asquith from Camphill Village Trust, and this month hosted...
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!
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