Community 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 in community.
In idyllic and accessible surroundings, we offer a range of activities with small supervised groups of up to 3 – 4 individuals.
Funded by various parts of the Irish Church, our groundbreaking CARE (Care farming for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and the Environment) project is the first of its kind to work with this service user group in Northern Ireland.
A care farming session of up to 5 hours costs £150.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Through our CSA activities we aim to provide good, affordable food in the form of free range meat and seasonal chemical-free vegetables. CSA subscribers will also have the chance to be involved in their food production and get behind-the-scenes access and updates. In this way, we’re cultivating community, developing the first CSA scheme in Northern Ireland, and putting culture back into agriculture.
From our farm to your table
Quarter Pig: £119
Half Goat: £119
Christmas Turkey: Between £50 – £80 (final price-per-kilo TBC)
Weekly or Bi-Weekly Vegbox Subscriptions (30 or 15 weeks in 2020):
Small Vegbox Subscription: £240 (£120 bi-weekly)
Farm fresh vegetables are also available at Jubilee Farm every Friday.
Conservation education and engagement
What we do is provide dynamic, interactive and inspiring group guided tours of Jubilee Farm, the first community-owned farm in Northern Ireland.
Our curriculum-based lessons on food, farming and nature-themed topics can cater for all levels of formal education, including pre-, primary, post-primary and special schools, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
For primary schools, our experienced education team can cover the following ‘The World Around Us’ topics: minibeasts and where they live/invertebrates and their habitats; nocturnal animals; winter/snowy animals; Victorian farm; Fairtrade; food and farming.
Topic not on the list above?
Contact us to discuss your requirements and we can explore designing and delivering a bespoke learning session for your school!
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.
We’re farmers who educate or educators who farm.
You can hear a bit of Jonny’s 2020 NI Science Festival lecture on our homepage as well as various other lectures on our Press, Awards & Recognition page.
Field trip costs / speaking fees
Curriculum-based educational visit: £6 per pupil (minimum charge £60; includes free farm tour with every booking). Covered picnic space available.
Farm Tour: £4 per person/£5 per person with tea/coffee (minimum charge £40). Covered picnic space available.
Speaking / Presentation: £80 per hour plus travel expenses (minimum charge £50)
Header image courtesy of Lukas Langrock.