Wigan's Community Farm

Greenslate Community Farm, built for the community by the community. 25 acres of farm and woodlands on the side of Billinge Hill on the outskirts of Wigan.

 

Thanks

A big thank you to everyone who voted in the AGM board elections

We want to give a big thank you to our members, especially those who voted and took part in a very important process for the farm. Democracy and what the community wants is crucial to us. If Greenslate is anything, it is the community that supports it. 

Now we have a new board and they have been put in place by one of the biggest votes that Greenslate has had at an AGM.

We all need to work together to get the farm back working for the community again as soon as Covid restrictions will allow.

Greenslate site open weekends - image

Please stick to the rules.

Just to clarify, the farm is open, but only at weekends and under the following circumstances:

Social distancing must be observed (2m gap between parties).

Only families and households in social hubs can congregate, and that the farm will not be responsible if groups outside these criteria visit.

Only the grower area, animal area and woods are open. Sadly, the cafe and all enclosed areas remain closed.

All visitors must follow the simple rules that are stationed around the farm, including the use of hand sanitisers.

Volunteers and members of the farm are all welcome provided that they comply with the above rules.

Greenslate Board of Directors

The Farm Shop

The Straw Bale Farm Shop stock fruit and vegetables grown on the farm when they are in season. We also stock local, healthy and ethical products wherever possible.

The Care Farm

Our care farm has been established for over three years now and offers placements that centre around the meaningful activities of our working farm.

Our Animals

The animals have a very special place on our farm. 

Food Growing

Growing food at Greenslate Farm has always been on the agenda. The farm was started by Billinge and Orrell Transition Group and one of the aims of the movement is to make the local community more resilient and self sufficient.