Camphill Wakefield offers experiential learning opportunities to young adults with special educational needs and disabilities. One of our three main learning areas is centered on 30 acres of pasture, a two acre organically run vegetable garden, orchard and some woodland. We are currently re-evaluating how we manage this resource and are looking to establish and firm up links with the local community and other similar orginisations. especially those that share our values. Having changed from a predominately residential provision to day activities, part of this is to find new uses for the produce from the land that understands its value and the effort that goes into it. We intend to carry on with small scale animal provision but will look at smalller groups of more suitable breeds.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
Please phone or email for details, public events are advertised locally and on our main website and facebook page.
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
We have a registered herd of Dexter cattle (4 breeding cows), a small flock of white faced sheep. at times we have a breeding sow (currently a Tamworth). we have a laying flock of rhode Island crosses, some bantams and downies. white ducks, a small breeding flock of bronze turkeys. Various other small animals. during the winter we support the local hedgehog rescue center with feeding and weighing ultimately releasing on site in the spring. some small scale poultry rearing through the spring. We host a local RDa group onsite and currently they have a stable of up to 8 ponies.
From the M1 use Junction 39, follow signs for Wakefield, at first roundabout take third exit and follow road for about 2 miles as it twists through housing. at the min roundabout turn right and we are about 250m on the left with a big sign.
trains to Wakefield Westgate then taxi or walk to bus station and get 110 to Kettlethorpe terminus. once off the bus carry on in the opposite direction the bus came from and follow road around the corner up a small hill and then to right. this will bring you to the mini roundabout and follow directions as driving.
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...
What: A chance for SF&G members - particularly new members - to gather virtually, build connections and share support ideas in a safe, encouraging environment.
Who: Any SF&G member
When: Tuesday 2nd March, 16:00 - 17:00,...
All Things Allotments! Online training in English via Zoom
Are you working with an allotment site in Wales and want to expand the potential of the site for everyone in the community? Come attend our 2 hour online training session to learn more about...
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Awards Ceremony confirmed for 25th March 2021
Social Farms & Gardens are pleased to announce the date for our 40th Anniversary Awards ceremony. When Covid-19 restrictions hit the UK in March 2020 we put our awards, sponsored by McClarrons, on...
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In one of the biggest surveys of its kind so far, people...
Social Farms & Gardens are delighted to announce that The Prince of Wales has chosen to extend his Patronage of the charity. The Prince of Wales has always taken a keen interest in our work to support communities to farm, garden and grow...
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