Project Phases


Our Vision and mission

Our vision is to create a safe and stimulating environment where all individuals can connect with nature and others to promote their personal well-being. We believe that activities on our farm will give individuals a clear sense of purpose allowing them to build self-esteem, confidence, well-being and to flourish. The principles of environmental and social sustainability are at the heart of the project. We believe that through this project we can make a very positive contribution to peoples' lives and our local community. The 5 ways of positive well-being run through the core of the project these are:

The Project – where we are now

We have achieved a lot since our first activity week in October 2009 when we began building the infrastructure of the venue, including erecting a polytunnel, creating raised beds, a hen enclosure, a patio area and accessible pathways. Since then we have run many workshops and courses and had a steady stream of groups and individuals benefiting from coming to the farm. Activities have been as diverse as permaculture courses, smoking cessation workshops, creative writing groups and forest school actvities


We plan to continue the community use of the farm by hosting activities by offering growing space to families and individuals and groups. These have been our incremental steps towards our over-riding plan to create a social farming and social forestry experience for our local community.

Our five over-riding strategic objectives


What our project will deliver

'Five Ways to well-being' Postcards Acknowledgement

These quotes/actions/tips/suggestions** are taken from the Foresight project Mental Capital and Wellbeing published in October 2008. The project commissioned the centre for well-being at nef (the economics foundation) to develop 'five ways to wellbeing': a set of evidence-based actions to improve personal wellbeing.

Foresight helps government to think systemically about the future. Find out more and read the full project report

nef (the economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank. We believe in economics as if people and the planet mattered. Find out more about our work - Click Here

The 'five ways to wellbeing' are rooted in a wealth of evidence, and show that there are simple, positive actions that people can take to improve their well-being... – Nic Marks, founder of the centre for well-being at nef