What activities do participants undertake?
All activities that The Care Farm undertake are meaningful to the running of the farm. Natural crafts created such as bird and insect boxes are often sold in the Farm Shop to help raise money to then put back into the care farm. Due to the nature of land-based work the tasks are varied and seasonal but can include:
-Preparing the garden for growing crops, eg. Clearing areas, preparing the soil for plants, making, and spreading compost.
-Growing crops, eg. Sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings, care of plants, weeding, watering, and mulching
-Harvesting crops eg. Using different methods of harvesting, weighing, and recording produce, seed saving
-Poultry Care eg feeding, collecting eggs, cleaning out housing, carrying out health checks
-Bee keeping eg inspecting hives, harvesting honey
-Crafts using natural materials, eg. Woodwork, willow craft
-Creating wildlife habitats eg constructing nest boxes and wildlife refuges
-Cooking and preserving produce- we have a well-equipped kitchen to experience the cycle from field to fork.