In the news...
November 1 2019
So we have now come to the close of our first year of education session, courses, workshops and events, and what an incredible year it has been; we have worked with new volunteers, work placement students, refugees, animals sanctuaries, farmers, agronomists, holistic therapists, local families, animals and we have grown so much veg!
We would like to thank everyone who came along to any of the community events or classes this year, all our veg box customers, and all our incredible and inspiring partners and colleagues who helped make this year happen. Thank you also to the Big Lottery Fund, who part funded the project this year. And of course here's to all the beautiful rescue animals who have taught us all so much and are such amazing and important part of the farm community.
Next year we will be opening again from the Easter holidays for an exciting programme of events and classes, as well as our community volunteer days and of course our famous veg boxes!
April 01 2019
Now here in 2019, at the end of the five year development plan, we are open for community events, high quality smallholder courses and various exciting classes, as well as our signature field to fork organic veg boxes!
In October 2018 we won a Bit Lottery Awards for all grant that has helped fund our staff and we are so grateful for the contribution.
We have rescue animals; sheep, chickens, pigs and honey bees, all living here with jobs to do and fun to have in their forever homes with us, helping us show the rest of the farming world and the rest of the world that farm animals have a vital place on a farm - but not as meat!
Our polytunnel is up which means more vegetables for longer for the community veg boxes...still organic of course, still no chemicals and only recycled packaging, if we use packaging at all!
So here is to a fantastic and nature farm filled 2019!
In April 2016, Longwater Community Farm launched a fundraising and awareness raising appeal. Now in its third year of its original five year development plan to get up and running, the farm has launched the first of its three service; the veggie box scheme.
Along with the veggie boxes, the development plans for 2016 include the renovation of the barn to turn it into an education centre and dairy, ready for the second and third wave of service launches of memberships and workshops for schools and charity groups, which will take place in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Following on from a fantastic press release from local PR professional and Future Radio DJ Richard Penguin, the farm enjoyed some brilliant new coverage which you can see here:
Watch our short film on the home page, launched in March 2016 to tell the community what we are about, what we are planning and how to get involved.
1. Open day at the farm, September 2014
2. Free taster day for potential new members, May 2016
3. Taking the farm to local charity 'Build', their social event to meet young people and adults with physical and learning difficulties. July 2014
4&5. Volunteer fence day, March 2015