The Fold Care Farm

Giving people a place to grow

What is The Care Farm at The Fold?

Everyone has times in life when they need a bit of extra support. On our Care Farm we currently have one day per week when we welcome adults experiencing mental health challenges, and two days per week where we are joined by adults with learning difficulties. We work together with each participant to find the activities which will enable them to develop confidence, skills and independence, whilst being a part of a real-life farm. We also enjoy a delicious lunch courtesy of the Fold Cafe, made with ingredients our participants have helped to grow and harvest. The meaningful work activities can lead, if they wish, to accredited horticultural or poultry care units. 

There is a daily fee for attendance, which can sometimes be covered by a personal care budget. Please contact us for more information.

For more information about care farming across the country take a look at the National Care Farming Initiative’s website

Outside The Fold

Care Farm activities include:

  • Vegetable growing; including seed sowing, potting on, planting out, compost making, watering, weeding, harvesting, delivery (on site)
  • Poultry care and collecting eggs
  • Bee keeping
  • Nature Trail walks
  • Seasonal land-based crafts
  • Fruit and cut flower growing; including pruning, pest and disease management, harvesting and bunching flowers
  • Plant merchandising, pricing and display

Visitors

We welcome visitors who are interested in seeing the potential of our Care Farm, but please get in contact to arrange an appointment first. If you know someone who may benefit from enrolling at the Fold Care Farm then please contact Lucy or Emma, our Care Farm team on 01886 833633 or carefarm@thefold.org.uk

Want to get involved?

Do you have an interest in working outside with people? Do you have an interest in adult health and social care? Why not consider volunteering? Please visit our Volunteering page

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