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are supporters of the farm and the new café.

are supporters of the farm.

are supporters of the farm and the new café.

New Day Nursery at the Farm Now Open
Giant Steps has a nursery at River Bourne Community Farm for children aged 0–5yrs with opportunities for outdoor learning in a safe environment.
For all enquiries please phone the nursery direct on 07763 632608
Where is the farm ??
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Cow Lane, Laverstock,
Salisbury SP1 2SR
Coming by bus?
There are 2 buses that go past the Farm and there is a stop just past Cow Lane.
Red bus 6 from Endless St. Stop D leaves at 27 and 57 past the hour. Returns at 41 and 11 past the hour.
Bus 66 (Porton) from Endless St. Stop C leaves once an hour at 15 past the hour and returns on the hour.

is a Community Supporter of the farm
Suppliers of Tables & Chairs have supported the farm

Farm Weather

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Farm’s Educational Co-ordinator wins prestigious award.

Sarah-Jane Hancock (Saje), who has been the farm’s education co-ordinator since its inception, has won    The Community Involvement Award (sponsored by New Hall Hospital) in the Salisbury Journal’s Educational Awards for 2017.
The nomination said “Some of the students have a real desire to pursue a career in farming; other students are struggling with mainstream schooling; many have behavioural issues and some have significant levels of autism.  The education they receive at the farm through Saje’s dedication, enables most to qualify for achievement certificates at the end of their course. Saje has endless patience, understanding and patience with an engaging approach which means that she connects with the students in ways that their mainstream schools may have struggled to find.”
 Saje said that students were involved in running the farm in a very hands-on way. “It’s not all about farming, it’s about students gaining confidence, learning team building and communication skills.”

with Joanna Dewfall
Thursdays 10, 17, 24 August 10am – 2pm

Drop-in between 10am - 2pm and make a coaster mosaic together.
Cost - £5 per coaster mosaic.
No unaccompanied children or under 5's.
For more info email: joanna@dewfallmosaic.co.uk

Saturday 19 August 9.30am – 4.30pm

A Mosaic Day Workshop for adults where you will learn cutting skills to design and make a detailed 30cmsq mosaic. The completed mosaic will be cemented on to a paver to take home and grout.  Grout and instructions supplied. Spend a whole day learning the ancient craft of mosaic and making a beautiful and unique art work for your garden. The tutor Joanna Dewfall has many years of experience teaching and making mosaics:  www.dewfallmosaic.co.uk
Cost £45 inc.
For more information and to book please contact Joanna at: joanna@dewfallmosaic.co.uk
Sunday 3 September 3 – 5pm
Come along to the last Cream Tea Sunday of the season and enjoy a relaxing afternoon and a delicious cream tea. The farm will be running tractor trailer rides (small cost applies), supervised river dipping with nets, nature walks, and some live music to complete your lazy summer’s afternoon.

Important Notice to customers
The farm shop has relocated to an area behind the straw bale building to make space for the construction of a new purpose built cafe.
Eggs & honey will be available from the during the hours listed below:     
Tues – Fri 9am - 1pm / Saturday 10am – 1pm
The farm shop will operate from the temporary site under these reduced hours until the new cafe is completed (Summer 2017). During this time the shop will operate as normal. The cafe will not be running although take-away tea/coffee will be available
Fundraising continues in order to fit out our lovely new cafe. If you would like to donate you can do so in the green boxes located at the farm or online at www.riverbournecommunityfarm.org.uk


Volunteer Opportunities...
The farm has a number of volunteer opportunities. Want to get involved?

Farm Leaders
We are looking for Farm Leaders with a few hours to spare a week to lead school parties (mainly primary schools) and community groups such as brownies and scouts around the farm. Visits are usually in the morning for around 2.5 hours and involve 3 or 4 farm leaders. Training will be given.
Handy Persons
Are you a builder or carpenter or other tradesperson with a bit of time to spare or retired and looking for something to do? The farm is always in need of people who can be called on to come and help with building projects and we would love your help!  

For further details or to arrange a meeting please contact Jane Wilkinson on 01722 330667 or email janewilkinson@riverbournecommunityfarm.org.uk


Visiting the Farm
River Bourne Community Farm is open from 9am - 4pm Tuesday – Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays and we are very happy to receive visitors. Entry is free for everyone and we very much hope you have an enjoyable time.
This year the farm would like to build a new purpose built, warm & cosy Community Farm Cafe to replace our current draughty outdoor seating area! In order to do this we will need to raise £50,000 and have already planned a number of fundraising events. The farm is a ‘not for profit’ organisation working to provide the community with an attractive and welcoming amenity. Please help us in our fundraising efforts by giving a donation towards the build. Many thanks.  
Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme

We now have CEVAS accredited staff
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