What's Here

St Werburghs City Farm is an inner-city oasis. Our vision is to inspire and educate happy, healthy communities through green spaces, local food and each other. Using a 2 acre small holding, a 1 acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to offer targeted community services that equip people with knowledge, skills and confidence, and provide green sites accessible to all.

Farmyard

St Werburghs City Farm is a small holding open to visitors, which enables people growing up in city centres to learn about Farm animals and why we keep them. The Farm is open 7 days a week, all year round from 9am to 5pm in summer and 9am to 4pm in Winter. We do not charge entry but as a charity we gratefully accept donations.

Pick up a Farmyard Discovery Trail booklet from the Office to get the most out of your visit.

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Cafe

You can’t come to the Farm and not visit the hobbit-esque City Farm Café situated next to the adventure playground. The food is locally grown, ethically sourced and made with care.

The café is open 6 days a week, 10am – 4pm Winter, and 10am – 5pm Summer (closed Tuesdays). For any enquiries, please call them directly on 0117 9080798

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Playground and Gardens

Once you are here, you are free to explore the Farm site, the playground and the Community Garden. The adventure playground is situated next to the City Farm Cafe, in front of the larch decking.

The adventure playground is situated next to the City Farm Café and the Community Garden is situated on the other side of the graffiti tunnel on Mina Road.

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Ashley Vale Allotments

Surrounding the Farm site is 13 acres of community allotments, which run along Gaunt Lane (the path which between the Farm and Ashley Hill) and across to Stoney Lane (path that runs between the Farm and Sefton Park Primary). Most of the 214 plots are situated on the sloped banks of Ashley Hill and with a diverse growing community, you’ll find more than just a common carrot in these fields.

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Facilities

Boiling Wells

Community Building

Log Cabin

Incubators

What's On

We run a range of seasonal events, family activities and training opportunities throughout the year. Check out what's on below and click on the picture for more information. To find out about our regular services and activities, visit our Projects page.

Farm AGM

The Farm’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st of September 2016. All members and interested parties are welcome to come along to the new Connection Centre on the Farm site at 6.00pm. To download the Agenda and the relating papers, please click on the Read More button…

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Community Engagement - what does it mean to you?

Please spare us 5 minutes to help us identify ways to get people more engaged in their community. We want to know what you currently do, if anything. What stops you getting involved? What opportunities would you like to see? What help would you need to access them?

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY

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Plot Holder Vote

In a recent poll, AVAA plot holders voted for the Farm to continue management of the site. Of the 175 plot holders, 65 voted towards the Farm and 7 for the Council. As such the Farm will work with Bristol City Council to develop a sign a new lease, and will continue to work closely with the AVAA committee to develop facilities and activities that better support plot holders.

The committee offer thanks to John Drowley for counting the votes.

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Propagation Place

Propagation Place is a new project in Ashley Vale Allotments Association site (next to the Farm) which will develop a community garden and propagation polytunnel to grow veg plug plants for sale. We need help with the creation of the site – come along to our work days every Wednesday 10am -3pm.
Or how about growing veg plants? Then come along to regular growing sessions starting in mid July: Monday to Thursday 10am -3pm.

Ring us on 0117 942 8241 or email getinvolved@swcityfarm.co.uk to find out more

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Local Giving

Projects

The Farm's 4 sites offer a base to a number of projects that engage people across Bristol including local families, young people, school groups, visiting groups, local business teams, volunteers, allotment holders and more. Click on the links below to find out more about each of our projects.

Volunteers

Opportunities to help develop our four sites and support our services

Children and Families

Activities that connect people to food, nature and their community

Young People

Outdoor opportunities for young people living in the city centre 

Supported Activities

Training and therapeutic activities for adults with support needs

Education

Unique educational sessions for primary and secondary school pupils

Ashley Vale Allotments

13 acres of community allotments surrounding the Farm site

Get Involved

You can get involved in St Werburghs City Farm in a number of ways. Click on the links below to find out more, but however you get involved and whatever you do, thanks for helping your local city farm bloom!

As a Volunteer

Opportunities to develop our sites and support our services

As a Friend

Support your local city farm grow by becoming a Farm Friend

As a Trustee

Bringing specialist experience and skills to help govern the Farm

As a Supporter

We simply couldn't do what we do without our supporters - thank you!

Visit Us

Visit Us

The Farm site, adventure playground and community garden is open 7 days a week, all year round from 9am to 5pm in summer and 9am to 4pm in Winter. All sites are located in and around Ashley Vale, St Werburghs, Bristol.

If you are travelling on foot, or by bicycle, why not explore the allotment paths that surround us. That way, the fun can start before you even get here.

If travelling by car, you need to drive up to the top of Mina Road and take the first left after the graffiti tunnel onto Watercress Road. Don’t forget that Boiling Wells is a private road, therefore you need to park your car near the Farm site and walk down Boiling Wells Lane if that is your destination.

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About

Our Vision

Our vision is to inspire and educate happy, healthy communities through green spaces, local food and each other. Using a 2 acre small holding, a 1 acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to offer targeted community services that equip people with knowledge, skills and confidence, and provide green sites accessible to all.

We are a registered charity (number 297091) and a company limited by guarantee (2114442). Our registered address is Watercress Rd, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9YJ – 0117 9428241

Click on the Vision link to find out Mems and Arts or to read a copy of our most recent Annual Report and Financial Statements

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Our Plan

The Farm develops a 3 year strategy and works to annual Operational Plans. These plans look back at previous years to assess our performance and highlight key themes across the organisation for the year ahead. Our current Operational Plan identifies some key drivers in the external world and provides headline objectives for each of the Farm’s main projects. It also identifies potential changes to the way we work and provides a summary of the financial resources we will use to achieve our goals. It is designed to be used as an overview and easy reference for the major plans SWCF has for the forthcoming year. Download our current and past plans…

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Our Policies

St Werburghs City Farm has a number of policies and procedures which ensure we work to best practice. Links to all current policies can be found on this page.

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Vacancies

We don’t have any job vacancies at the moment

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Contacts

St Werburghs City Farm, Watercress Road, Bristol BS2 9YJ. Telephone 0117 942 8241.