Growing food. Growing community. Growing creation.
At Jubilee Farm, Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm, we run a community-supported agriculture (CSA) scheme with the aim of involving as many people as possible, from all walks of life, in nature and farming.
We focus on empowering with new skills, knowledge, and community.
We want to help connect people with their environment, food, and each other.
Our vision is to continue to establish and grow. As we do so, we need your support to make our vision become reality.
Whether you donate monthly or give a one-time gift, you are helping to build community and provide the equipment and support that is needed to deliver our services for people and nature.
We accept donations via credit card or PayPal at the link below, or via cheque mailed to our office. We are a registered society, but aren’t a registered charity. As such we are not able to provide tax receipts.
Last year, with support from people like you
150 volunteers got outside and enjoyed helping on the farm
18 families received our weekly vegboxes
15 adults with learning difficulties were supported by our care farming sessions
5 refugees asylum seekers benefited from our care farming sessions
Plant seeds of change. Donations of
£5 will buy enough seeds for our care farming clients to sow during a session
£10 will buy a bag of organic feed for our hungry free-range pigs
£20 will buy the extra materials we need to nurture our crops each month
£50 will give a summer intern a stipend for a week
Care farming at Jubilee
Care farming, or social farming, at Jubilee Farm is led by Dr. Jonny Hanson, who completed the SOFAB social farming course in 2014 and won Social Enterprise NI’s first ever “Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2019. He, together with Malcolm Brown, who joined Jubilee in 2019 with experience leading horticultural and joinery sessions, heads Jubilee’s care farming sessions to connect people with each other, nature, and their food.
“Jubilee Farm in essence, is owned by the community and for the community and importantly, welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs. Everyone is welcome. It’s a common ground for good in many ways.” –Dr. Jonny Hanson
In 2018, Jubilee’s vision for its first 5 years was to:
Purchase Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm
Be NI’s first CSA and be firmly established with a core group of 50 households feeling connected to the place and people who produce their food
Become a certified organic farm
Create 5 new part- to full-time jobs while inspiring opportunities to develop and innovate within their own work and the wider community farm project
Involve 25 interns
Involve 50 care farming clients
Include 1000 visitors, 500 volunteers and 2000 school children, inspiring them with time spent visiting and working on a farm
Make presentations about Jubilee Farm to 1000 people
Have best environmental monitoring and management practices established at Jubilee Farm and see marketed improvements in its wild biodiversity
Create new wildlife habitats including woodland, hedges, ponds and wildflower meadows