|New, Pre-School Nursery at the Farm??? |
River Bourne Community Farm in Laverstock, Salisbury is proposing the development of a nursery for children aged 2–5yrs with opportunities for outdoor learning in a safe environment.
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If you're interested, then complete our survey here and return it to the farm by email or post.
5 Years ago, the farm was an overgrown rubbish-strewn piece of land.
See a summary of what we've done here.
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.
It's all happening at the farm. We've just taken delivery of a fold* of four Highland heifers from Dorset.
*A little known fact about Highland breeders is that they don't call their herd a herd. It is called a fold of Highland cattle because, in the olden days in winter the cattle were brought together at night in open shelters made of stone called folds to protect them from the weather and wolves.
Our stock calves, who spent the winter in the barn, are now enjoying the freedom of the water-meadows.
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.
At the moment our shop sells our own free-range eggs and honey and stocks a range of local produce. On the cafe side we currently provide tea, coffee, snacks and lunches. We require volunteers able to cover one or two days or half days a week and occasional Saturday mornings. Shop staff should be cheerful, confident and numerate and able to work independently. We would prefer those with experience in retail. Hrs: 9am – 4.30pm or by arrangement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Upkeep for the animals costs around £4,000 each year so we are always very grateful to receive donations to the farm.
|Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme|
We now have CEVAS accredited staff
Planning a wedding in the near future?
Looking for something a bit different in a unique setting?
The farm has hosted a number of weddings.
Click here for details.
See details about South Wiltshire Paths Group. what they are doing and how you can help.
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