Care Farm

Care Farm Placements

We offer meaningful work in a supportive therapeutic environment, for groups and individuals with additional needs.

Activities currently include the following:

Horticulture

Sowing of seeds, pruning, cuttings, potting on, planting, weeding, watering plants, sensory garden design and market gardening

Growing and Retail

Harvesting and weighing crops, pricing, displaying produce, checking deliveries, operating the till and serving customers

Woodland

Walks, flower/plant/tree identification, insect identification, bird watching, pond dipping, bush craft

Animal Husbandry

Feeding, grooming, checking and handling the farm animals, collecting eggs, maintaining housing and looking after the welfare of the animals.

Craft

Wooden planters, bird feeders, bug/insect habitats, kipsies, paining, salt dough, upcycling, art and design.

Diet and Nutrition

Growing fruit and veg and preparing meals, creating recipes, baking, cooking and looking at nutritional needs.

Other activities

As a person centered service, we also encourage our learners to devise and co-ordinate some of their own activities from travel training to trips to agricultural shows and events.

Contact Us

Our working days are Monday to Friday 10.00am until 4.00pm and you may choose to spend one or more days a week with us. Our friendly qualified and experienced support staff offer a 1 : 3 support ratio to provide supervision and support at all times. Although we do not offer formal qualifications, we do encourage and develop life skills in every session. Person centred planning is at the forefront of every activity to meet the needs of each individual learner.

If you would like to take advantage of our free taster session, please call our Care Farm Co-ordinator Hazel McGregor on 01695 229150 or alternatively email hazel@greenslatefarm.org.uk

Future Developments

Thanks to Public Health England and the Recovery Partnership we now have funding to build a new straw bale community building which will house offices, classrooms, café, commercial kitchen and farm shop. This will allow us to offer a much wider range of activities including milking goats and producing cheese, yogurt and ice cream from the milk. The kitchen and shop will also offer a wide range of catering and retail opportunities.

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