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.

 

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Mindfulness in Nature

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from the 10th until the 16th of May 2021.

This year the theme is nature. 

We’ve all been under a lot of strain over the last year or so, it’s no wonder that mental health issues are a growing concern within our community.

Many of us who work in ‘the great outdoors’ know how good just being outside in nature is good for us. With the lockdowns that have affected us all many people have been discovering how a trip outside into nature, or gardening has helped their mental state.

Mindfulness in Nature

Our next virtual café will be held on Tuesday 11th May at 11:00 am. We’re pleased to announce that Imelda Mc Quaid of Mindful By Nature will be joining us and giving a presentation about how to improve your wellbeing through nature. Make yourself a brew and come along for a chat. 

 

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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.