NewArk City farm is based in Peterborough and has limited funds to be able to carry out its delivery. We would like to improve the farms access and aesthetics to make it a better experience for all groups who benefit from this valuable project. At present, the farm is open for groups of adults and children with learning difficulties, children who have been excluded from school, adults who suffer from social anxiety and groups who would otherwise not be able to experience a farm setting due to living in a city. This project will provide young people with the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community while developing good project planning, leadership and teamwork skills, while providing a valuable contribution to the community. The Farm receives very limited funding and by supporting this project you will be helping secure the future of the farm.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project will support a small group of young people to carry out a social action project for the benefit of others while helping to secure a more productive future for themselves through personal development. The farm supports children and adults with learning difficulties, children at risk of exclusion and offers volunteering opportunities to those who struggle with social inclusion. By building the new paddock close to the farm, this will free up an are which can be used as a picnic area for visitors making their visit a lot more enjoyable. The purchase of addition stocks of food and hay will allow us to open the farm up to groups who wouldn't normally be able to access the farm, this would happen during a week of action which will take place in July 2017. We would like to open up the City Farm to users who may benefit therapeutically by being in the company of animals.
Steps to get it done:
This Farm runs on a shoe string and exists for the benefit of others, the small army of dedicated volunteers do a fantastic job of keeping it going and we would like to support this project through Social Action. Please help us improve this valuable service to the community of Peterborough.
About the space
In a built up are of Peterborough there is a small play association with an adventure playground, Eco garden and a City Farm. This is a small Oasis in our city which provides valuable experiences to children and adults both educationally and therapeutically