Horton Community Farm is a 2 acre green space run by locals in the heart of urban Bradford. Our work is creating an inspirational permaculture centre for food growing and community resilience through 5 main strands; environmental education such as forest schools, horticultural therapy, wildlife, food growing and volunteering.
Our programmes of activities are aimed at sanctuary seekers, families with 0-3’s, people living with mental health problems and kids on free school meals.
We are proud to be based at Cecil Avenue allotments where since 2008 we have been the main organisation looking after the site. Our efforts have seen the site transformed from an almost entirely derelict dumping ground to a cleaned up, thriving green space for the community. HCF lease a third of the site for collective activities and the other two thirds remain standard allotments for individuals to rent from Bradford council.
Horton Community Farm is an official permaculture LAND centre.
For our work with asylum seekers and refugees we are recognised as a Garden of Sanctuary.
We are a cooperative organisation and registered as a limited company. We operate as a not-for-profit social enterprise meaning any profit we generate is invested back into the project.