We would like to thank the Big Lottery Awards for All for supporting an outreach project at the farm. Their support enables us to welcome a broader community of people to the Oak Tree.
Over the years we have been contacted by many people who wanted to spend time at the farm including those looking for voluntary work or work placement opportunities, school groups or other groups and those with special or additional needs.
Some people we have been able to accommodate – but there have been others who we felt unable to support.
We never like turning people away, but in some cases we felt we did not have the relevant skills, time, expertise or resources needed to support those who contacted us.
The Lottery funding enables us to run a trial project. We are welcoming a very wide range of new people to the farm to see if and how the farm could benefit them.
We are assessing jointly with those involved, the resources we would need at the Oak Tree in order to host this broader community of people at the farm in the longer term. The trial project which ends in November 2018 will enable us to learn from the wider community what they would need at the farm.
If anyone would like to visit the farm as part of this project please do get in touch. we are busy with day to day tasks so visits are by appointment, thank you!
We also offer work-shares as part of this project. For anyone who is unable to commit to a full year’s membership – a work share is an alternative option. See more details here.