We are now able to welcome back a limited number of volunteers in a Covid safe manner. Please read about how volunteering will operate during the Covid19 pandemic at this link.
Volunteering at Horton Community Farm (HCF) gives you the opportunity to gain experience of organic growing and site maintenance as well as sharing your knowledge and experience with us. Enjoy working outdoors, learning new skills, meeting new people, adding to your CV and all while making a real difference to a fantastic urban green space. Tasks include planting, harvesting, watering, digging, weeding, cutting back, mowing and hedge trimming.
We hope to hear from you! Long term, we aim to make our services accessible to as wide a range of people as possible. If we can’t accommodate you at this time we will be in touch in the future when we have more capacity.
During this challenging time we would like to help our community stay connected even at a distance. We therefore invite you to sign up to our Mindfulness Gardening Online email produced in association with Leeds Mindfulness Coop. Each week there will be a Mindfulness Exercise and Nature Connection Activity, as well as tips for staying well such as sowing, growing, foraging, recipes and remedies. The first edition is here.
An amazing urban green space based at Cecil Avenue Allotments in Great Horton, Bradford. We’d love for you to come and enjoy the space through visiting or volunteering to help nurture our food growing and nature areas. You’ll be surprised at all the nature smack bang in the middle of all the Yorkshire stone terraced streets. We have veg beds, an orchard, compost toilet, classroom and a large area for the birds, bugs and wilderness. For the most up to date info see our facebook page. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to find out more.
*** Update – We are now accepting a limited number of volunteers. See our volunteering page for details. ***
In light of government lockdown measures Horton Community Farm will be temporarily discontinuing accepting visitors until further notice. This includes volunteers and also participants in the Mindfulness Gardening programme until government imposed measures are lifted. To stay updated please sign up to our mailing list. To get involved in online Mindfulness Gardening activities click this link. Charlie and Jonathan will continue to grow food and maintain the site and keep you updated on progress. See our Facebook page for photos and blog posts of the growing season beginning. I hope you find some nature to enjoy in the meantime. One daily dose of outdoors exercise such as a walk in the park, a jog or a cycle is recommended by the government. Good luck with the challenges of adjusting to the lockdown. Best wishes from the Horton Community Farm team.
We are holding an open day on the farm with lots of fun activities to get involved in so get the date in your diary. So far there will be kids nature activities, green woodworking, ‘Plenty’ icepops and mushroom growing workshops. We will also be offering short mindfulness and gardening activities to introduce people to the benefits of mindfulness and gardening.
If you would like to run an activity on the day we may be able to fund time and materials so please get in touch.
Part of the Bradford Fringe Festival.
We are back on site from Wednesday 9th Jan 2019 10-2pm. See our volunteering page for more info. A great way to blow the cobwebs away!