Set on a hillside complete with wonderful panoramic views of the city, is the green oasis of Bath City Farm, which lies in the heart of Twerton. While Bath is renowned for its Georgian splendour, Twerton is an area of multiple disadvantage and has high densities of social housing. From the beginning their mission has been to help build a strong, healthy and caring community by connecting people with nature and farming.
What Does Bath City Farm Do?
Bath City Farm is so much more than just a ‘farm.’ They offer educational courses, volunteering and a number of targeted projects. These are designed to help people combat mental health issues, drug dependency, social isolation, and unemployment.
Bath City Farm started back in the early 1990s, and has grown as a result of its demand. It now supports over 700 people every year and helps to make a difference in people’s lives. The farm site is also maintained as a free community resource, welcoming 27,000 visitors last year alone. Complete with a range of extensive facilities, the farm includes 37 acres of green space, along with meeting rooms and a training kitchen. The farm also plays a vital role for other local charities, education providers and organisations who benefit from using its unique outdoor space.
Bath City Farm Exists To...
Help disadvantaged and disabled people build confidence and build new skills.
Reduce loneliness among disadvantaged people in the community.
Boost emotional, physical, social, and mental wellbeing.
Provide people with opportunities for training and meaningful activities.
Educate people on environmental awareness, farming, and where their food comes from.
Increase the amount of people who engage with their community.
Bring plenty of enjoyment to the public.
How is Bath City Farm Funded?
It costs over £500 a day to keep Bath City Farm running. The farm relies on donations and investments from private funders, along with revenue generated through commercial operations. Every penny generated from their shop, café, events and meeting spaces is invested into care of the animals, the farm itself, and to support vulnerable adults attending their community projects.
Cast your vote for Bath City Farm this November in our Charity Poll and help them towards their mission of a strong and healthy community. You can also find out more about the farm and their community projects by visiting http://bathcityfarm.org.uk.