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Gardening work placement

Have you experienced a mental health challenge? Looking to get back to work? Apply now for the gardening placement at Windmill Hill City Farm!

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Tending seedlings in the greenhouse

Great Big Walk reaches the farm

Watch a video of the Great Big Walk team at the City Farm - includes some great aerial shots!

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Great Big Walk logo

Intergenerational craft session

Over 55? Join us for a free cuppa and our last intergenerational craft session in the outdoor kitchen on Wednesday 7th June from 10am to 12 noon.

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Outdoor kitchen

Nursery expansion opportunity

Windmill Hill City Farm is considering an opportunity to increase its places for pre-school nursery children. If it goes ahead it will give an additional 32 places for 3-5 year-olds in an area that is desperately in need of more provision – and secure the financial future for the farm as a free community facility.

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Children painting

Through the Willow Arch: Spring

Susan Barker, our Community Gardens Manager, presents the Spring edition of her blog "Through the Willow Arch" talking about the plants in our gardens, the food we grow for our café and the tasks we’re working on.

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Pick rhurbarb stems growing at the farm

Designer needed

We are looking for a designer to help us realise our plans for a new interaction centre at Windmill Hill City Farm.

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Interaction centre visual

Easter fun at the farm

Have fun at the farm this Easter - there's so much to choose from!

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New-born black lambs

Through the Willow Arch

Welcome to our new garden blog "Through the Willow Arch". Susan Barker, our Community Gardens Manager, will be using the blog each season to talk about the plants in our gardens, the food we grow for our café and the tasks we’re working on.

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Frosted crab apples

Temporary café by the duck pond

Our temporary café has now relocated to the building by the duck pond

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Half term activities

We've an exciting programme of half term activities planned.

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Adults and children making pizzas

Café rebuild is underway

Building work is finally well and truly underway to create our fabulous new café.

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Interview with Music for Wellbeing practitioners Judit and Kim

Music for Wellbeing is an experiential workshop for people to be creative, interact with others and enjoy making music together. We caught up with workshop leaders Judit and Kim to find out more about the workshop here at the farm on 11th February.

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smiling people playing drums and guitar

Learning Together

Learning Together is an intergenerational project to bring older and younger people together, sharing skills & activities, supported by volunteers aged 50+.

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older and younger people doing craft together

Café wins “Best Family Friendly” award

Our amazing café has been awarded "Best Family Friendly" in the Bristol Good Food Awards for the second year running!

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Cafe staff smiling after winning award

New bigger cafe coming soon!

All our loyal City Farm café customers will be thrilled to hear that our plans for expansion will finally become a reality!

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cake with slices missing

Sundial legacy fundraising campaign

It's been 40 years since volunteers first cleared the ground for Windmill Hill City Farm to begin. We are celebrating by creating a legacy that you can be part of - a sundial that will be a permanent fixture at the front of the City Farm.

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Grahic of human sundial and 40th birthday logo

Farm Adventurers – spaces available from October

Farm Adventurers is a unique, all year round childcare experience for children to explore all the farm has to offer.

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Child stroking goat

Bags of Help for the City Farm

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

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Tesco's Bags of Help logo

School visits

Planning your visits for the coming school year? Bring learning outside the classroom with a trip to the City Farm.

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Children studying creatures found in the pond

Active over 50s needed for new project

We are looking for volunteers to engage in our exciting new intergenerational project, ‘Learning Together’, which will bring older people and young people together to share skills and activities.

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