FarmBuddies

Last updated: 07/12/2021

FarmBuddies, a Social Enterprise, arranges for accompanied individuals or small groups with any mild or moderate additional need, aged 9-90yrs, to visit farms in the local area one day a week to do a variety of regular farm jobs including animal care according to age, choice and ability under farmer supervision. 

What is Social Farming?

Social Farming ('SF') is the practice of offering family farms and smallholdings as a form of social service. The farm remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farm's activities. It also reconnects farmers with their local communities.

Why look at the Social Farming option?

There is a relaxing and socially inclusive atmosphere while working or in break time that helps people and builds self-worth.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Stephen Sellers
Telephone
01420 538793
07596 077261
E-mail
stephen@farmbuddies.org.uk
Website
FarmBuddies
Twitter
https://twitter.com/FarmBuddies

Where to go

Name
Administration Office only
Address
Treetops
Longmoor Road
Greatham
Liss
Hampshire
Postcode
GU33 6AW
Notes

Farms for visits are located across Berkshire and neighbouring counties.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday -Friday, times by arrangement
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning
Session Information
1:1 and groups of 2
3 or 4

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£60 - £90 per day
Details
Our services are free. Just the farmer to pay for his time.

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
No
Referral Details

FarmBuddies suggest what they consider the most appropriate farm with spare capacity on their records and make the introduction only.

Other notes

All mild or moderate additional needs able to participate. Farms are located across the South East region.

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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