COVID-19 Update 1st June 2020

The city farm site, is still closed to the general public, but some of our services are resuming.

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Looking to the Future

Being Chief Executive of the farm is a hugely rewarding job – it’s the best I’ve ever had. The challenges it throws at me are many and varied.

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A Year of Outdoor Learning

As the year comes to a close, we thought you may like to know what our outdoor learning team got up to in 2019.

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Talking Tables nominated for an award

We're thrilled that our Talking Tables project has been nominated for a Voscur award in the Partnership category. 

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Social Farms & Gardens case study

Social Farm and Gardens, a UK wide charity supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together, have included us in a case study.

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New woodwork courses

We are running 6 week woodwork courses for people in middle life who identify as having mental health challenges. Ideal for anyone wanting to learn basic woodwork skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.

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Café in top 20 list for Food Made Good Sustainable Businesses 2019

We're thrilled that the café's sustainability efforts have been nationally recognised and it is in the top 20 list for Food Made Good Sustainable Businesses 2019. 

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Container change

We are developing plans to replace the derelict container next to the sports pitch with a new office space to let to a local community business. The aim is to provide additional space on site for a suitable tenant that will build the range of services we offer, bring additional footfall and give us a bit more income.

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Art on Prescription – new courses from October

Seeing your GP about stress or anxiety? South Gloucester College will be running Art On Prescription courses here at the Farm from October 2019.

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New volunteering video

We've got a great new video about volunteering here at the City Farm. Do watch it!

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School Holidays and Term Dates in Bristol

Have you got these important term dates in your diary? Don't forget to find out what's on at Windmill Hill City Farm during the school holidays. 

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Talking Tables

Aged 50+ and want to feel more confident about cooking? Want to meet and eat with people in a fun and friendly environment?

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Overnight stay for Martin the donkey

On 8th October we had a very exciting visitor when Martin the donkey stayed with us overnight. His owner, Adam Lee,  is walking 700 miles across western Britain to raise money for the charity Centrepoint which helps homeless young people.

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cropped close up of donkey

Victoria Park Lodge – latest

Plans for Victoria Park Lodge take a new direction.

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Our new artificial turf sports pitch

Earlier in the year we revamped our sports pitch and contracted astro-turf installers Synthetic Turf Management to complete the refurbishing of the existing "wet pour" rubber surface with a multi-use artificial turf alternative.

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The green surface of the 3G pitch

The Plot podcast

One of our allotment holders, Lizzie Everard, has a regular podcast from her plot here at the City Farm. This is what she says about it:

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Rainbow chard - yellow and white stalks

Victoria Park Lodge – update

Results of a survey to find what people want from a revamped Victoria Park Lodge, and next steps to bring it back to community life.

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Thank you for your support

As you may have seen, sadly we didn't win the £50,000 from The People's Projects. But we'd like to thank everyone who voted for us and spread the word - your support means a lot!

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Community gardens with willow arch and tulips

Exciting news!

Exciting news! We've been chosen by The People's Projects as one of five projects in the West Country East region to be in with a chance of receiving £50,000 funding for our brilliant Farm Flavours project!

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Logo showing carrot and strawberry

Café website is launched

Our lovely café has a shiny new website! Have a look around and check out their gorgeous menu to see what tasty treats are on offer.

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Cafe counter with cakes and a barista serving

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