What We Do

Care Farming

 

Our care farming services focus on human health and wellbeing, notably the many benefits – physical, mental, social and spiritual – that come from working with animals, plants, soil and other people.

We offer a range of activities with small supervised groups of up to 3 individuals, or with larger groups of up to 15 people, with group leaders providing the necessary supervision while we provide the activities.  A perfect opportunity for team-building too, in idyllic and accessible surroundings.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

 

Through our CSA activities we aim to provide good, affordable food in the form of free range pork (from January 2018), seasonal ecological (produced under organic principles but not certification) vegetables and free range eggs (from summer 2018). This will involve households purchasing a subscription to the farm and also contributing a small amount of labour each month.  In this way, we hope to cultivate community, develop the first CSA scheme in Northern Ireland, and help put culture back into agriculture.

Between January and June 2018 we’re running a pig club as our pilot CSA project.  In this, members pay an initial deposit, followed by monthly standing order payments, and receive a quarter pig for the freezer – in various cuts and joints.  And all this for only £99 in total, which we feel reflects the true cost of producing pork that is humane, healthy, sustainable and fair, and without the crates, antibiotic overuse and soya-from-what-was-the-Amazon-rainforest, that characterises industrial pig production.

To register your interest in future pig clubs, or the vegetable and egg CSA, please send us an email.

We also hope to operate a small Fairtrade and Farm shop (from summer 2018), and cafe (from 2019), using produce from the garden and beyond.

 

Conservation Education and Engagement

 

We provide dynamic and inspiring agricultural and environmental learning sessions for individuals, families, schools, churches and community groups from spring 2018.   We can cater for all levels of formal education, from pre- and primary school to post-graduate and professional.

From January 2018 we’re also available to come to you and speak at services, seminars, conferences and other events on a wide range of agricultural and environmental topics and themes.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

 

Contact us

If you would like to talk to us about What We Do, you can get in touch below.

 

Header image courtesy of Lukas Langrock. Coastal image courtesy of Maurice Schutgens.