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Fordhall Community Land Initiative (Fordhall Farm)

Description:

Fordhall Organic Farm is the first community owned farm in England.

The Fordhall Community Land Initiative as a Social Enterprise works to develop the farm as a thriving organic farm and as an educational resource helping people to connect food, the environment and farming.

They are able to provide support for individuals with a Personal Budget, and cater for individuals interested in working in our community garden, growing vegetables and fruit, learning about gardening whilst also being sensitive to the needs of the environment.  There are also opportunities to partake in outdoor cooking sessions such as baking pizzas in the clay oven or making and cooking soups over an open fire.  They also offer conservation work on the farm, the chance to help maintain the community orchard and much, much more, including offering support to individuals in a friendly, safe and caring environment.

Fordhall operate a Youth Project working with young people struggling in the classroom, who are invited to attend the farm once a week through the academic year.  The project requires some funding from participating schools and works with the young people to develop their skills whilst building their confidence and self-esteem.  Educational group visits for schools and clubs / associations are also welcomed with funding available.

There is a Nature Trail, picnic area, farm shop and tea room.  The farm is open six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday, and events are held throughout the year.  Families are most welcome with a free ‘Seedlings and Saplings’ playgroup running every week, ideal for parents / carers looking for friendship and peer support.

The farm can also host group bookings in their function room, which is also available for private parties, and guided tours can be booked in advance, as can group lunches or functions.

There are opportunities for volunteers to contribute indoors or outdoors, including help with office tasks, fencing, painting, planting seeds and more.

For more information, follow the link to visit the Fordhall Farm website.


Venue Details

Address:
Fordhall Farm
Tern Hill Road
Market Drayton
Shropshire
Postcode:
TF9 3PS
View TF9 3PS on a map | Get directions to TF9 3PS
Telephone:
01630 638696
Email:
project@fordhallfarm.com

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Website:
www.fordhallfarm.com

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Last Updated:
20/07/2018

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