Horton Community Farm

Community-driven food growing in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Volunteer To Help Make Local Food Happen!

Volunteering opportunity in Bradford, BD7 in gardening, horticulture, polytunnels, making raised beds, straw bale building etc.

Calendar: Click a scheduled session to see a description of the tasks for that day. Tasks likely to change at short notice owing to weather, volunteer numbers etc.

"I feel better after coming to Horton Community Farm. It gives you that good, warm feeling that you've done something good!"
- Horton Community Farm volunteer.

Be part of a community food growing project by helping in our raised beds, forest garden and nature areas.

NB. Tasks undercover in the polytunnels if raining! Feel free to come for all or part of a session.

Why: Help make local food happen! Get outdoors, learn new skills, meet new people, add to your CV and all while making a real difference. Enjoy a great working atmosphere with the focus on enjoyment and working at your own pace.

Tasks: Planting, harvesting, watering, digging, weeding scything, mowing etc.

When:

Vegetable growing every Wednseday 10-2pm

Forest garden nurturing every Friday 10-2pm

Contact: If you want more details or you've not been before please contact us via our website.
 
Where: Cecil Avenue Allotments, BD7 (Cecil Avenue off Horton Park Avenue)

Wear: Dress for the weather.

Directions: Go up Great Horton Road past Mumtaz Asian restaurant. Further up turn left after Mumtaz car park then peel right on to Crossley Street.  At the end of Crossley Street turn right up Cecil Avenue. You will see the allotments further up on the right after the row of houses. You may see us by the shipping containers. The allotment gate is further up on the right.
 
Provided: Soup, hot drinks, drinking water, gloves, boots, waterproofs, tools, and any basic training required.

Facilities: Compost toilet. Shelter in polytunnels in case of rain. Picnic tables.

Other volunteer opportunities: We would also hugely appreciate help with publicity, funding bids, organising events, project management etc. We hold regular committee meetings that anyone wanting to get involved can come along to.