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Social and therapeutic horticulture course

Thrive are running a two day course “Using social and therapeutic horticulture to benefit people with mental health support needs”.

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man gardening with others watching

Through the Willow Arch: Autumn

Susan Barker, our Community Gardens Manager, presents the autumn 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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Colourful Turks Turban squash

Buy your Christmas tree at the farm

Christmas trees will be on sale here at the City Farm from 1st December.

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Young boy with Christmas tree

Womb Sisters – a choir for pregnant women

Womb Sisters is new choir based at the farm for pregnant women, aiming to provide a fun space for Bristol mums-to-be to meet up and sing with each other and their bumps!

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Graphic of pregnant women singing

Fun in the Farmyard

We have new creative sessions starting here at the farm for pre-school children and their adult.

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graphic of white duck

“Best Cafe” award

We're delighted to announce that Windmill Hill City Farm Café was given "Best Café" at the recent Crumbs Magazine awards

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Cafe staff holding award

Stick Man is here!

Great news! Stick Man has come to Windmill Hill City Farm!

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Children with their father looking at Stick Man

Real Economy – an alternative to supermarkets

Are you tired of supermarkets and want to support local producers?

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eggs, fresh veg and other produce

Caboodle – flexible coworking and childcare

Weekly term-time pop-up sessions with Caboodle are starting on Monday 11th September.

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mothers with children on their laps

New cafe opening times

Please note that from today the cafe will close at 3pm every Monday for meetings, reviews, maintenance etc.

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cake made with rhubarb from the gardens

OVO volunteers

We have been chosen by OVO energy as one of their charities for the coming year.

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Volunteers building water play area

Do you want a stall at our Autumn Fair?

We are looking for stalls for our Autumn fair market on Saturday 7th October.

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Fair at the farm

FA Stay & Play is on a summer break

Over the Summer holiday period Farm Adventurers Stay & Play will not be taking place (Monday mornings).

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Mother showing her children the wildlife pond

Vision for the Neighbourhood

In response to local development proposals we have developed a vision for our local neighbourhood. It gives seven principles that we would expect developments to support.

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Through the Willow Arch: Summer

Susan Barker, our Community Gardens Manager, presents the summer 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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Shona, Carl, Jason, Richard and Susan

Potential nursery expansion update

Regular visitors may be aware that a proposal was brought to the farm by Bristol City Council to expand the nursery provision on site. This would require a new building.

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children playing on pallets

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

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