Ways to get involved at The Quarries Farm

Get stuck into some fun, community activities with Growing Connections NI (GCNI), a membership-led community organisation and charity which regularly runs activities on our farm. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to get involved in the project, simply email Joan at info@growingconnectionsproject.org.uk and one of their team will be in touch with you.

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Volunteering at The Quarries Farm

We have a small team of farm volunteers who all have different life experiences and skills to offer. We are brought together by our common interest in being out in nature and we respect each individual's right to a good quality of life, a desire for a closer connection between people and nature and a belief that through support each individual can reach their full potential.

Currently we are seeking volunteers who are able to work in small teams without additional support. We also partner with other organisations such as Positive Futures and Praxis in order to run day and half day activities sessions on the farm.

Current activities

Smallholding field

The Quarries Farm in partnership with GCNI and supported by DARD, have designed and developed a growing space using the principles of permaculture, on which people can learn about growing and practical self-sufficiency.

Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainablity in all aspects of human endeavour. It teaches us how to grow our own food, build natural homes, restore landscape, catch rainwater and build better communities through ways of communicating

Permaculture ethos

Care for the earth Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish. Care for the people Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence. Return of Surplus Reinvesting surpluses back into the system to provide for the first two ethics. This includes returning waste back into the system, to recycle into usefulness

If you are interested in growing or rearing animals on the farm contact us to find out more info@growingconnectionsproject.org.uk.

It you are interested in becoming a farm volunteer contact us to arrange to visit our farm and to discuss how you can get involved. There are other ways you can support our work, some ideas are listed below info@growingconnectionsproject.org.uk.

You give but little when you give of your possessions, it is when you give of yourself that you truly give – Kahlil Gibran