Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Welcome

Volunteers active outdoors

Lawrence Weston Community Farm is a community-managed project that aims to improve the quality of life for local people and its service-users.

The farm does this by working with members of the local community and others, to provide a range of innovative and exciting, educational, social, environmental, economic and recreational activities. The farm is particularly interested in combating social exclusion and addressing issues caused by multiple deprivation by providing a safe and supportive environment in which people can flourish and contribute positively to their community.

Exciting Fundraising News!

We are very pleased to announce that we have been included in the Co-op Local Community Fund. We are being supported by the Co-ops in Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton and Avonmouth. Every time a member shops at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. You can help support the farm by becoming a member and choosing us! Members can choose by simply signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. We are fundraising for our lovely Woodland Wellbeing project. Check out the farm's Coop page all about it here. The Farm will be available for members to select until November 2019.

"I have found this experience so amazing. I have gained so much more confidence and wellbeing within myself. I have met a group of special people who I have bonded with and feel like I have known them all my life." Woodland Wellbeing participant

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing were developed by the New Economic Foundation as a way of improving our mood and how we feel about ourselves. Visiting and volunteering on the farm can enable you to achieve all of these and help you on the way to feeling good about yourself and the world.

Connect... feeling close to and valued by people and your wider community is vital to feeling happy. When you volunteer at the farm you become a valued member of our team and also have the chance to meet new people and make new friends. You could meet up at the farm with a friend or reach out to someone you know who might be lonely. Have a stroll around the farm and see the seasons change and see the animals.

Be Active... regular physical activity can lower rates of anxiety and depression. Volunteering outside at the farm whether it is looking after the animals, gardening or maintenance gets you outside in the fresh air, sunshine and nature.

Take Notice... becoming aware of your surroundings and being present in the moment enhances your wellbeing. You can do this at anytime, but the farm can be a beautiful place to practice being present.

Keep learning... continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and boosts self confidence. There is lots of opportunity for learning at the farm, either informally through carrying out tasks, or on one of our courses or our fun holiday activities.

Giving... participating in community projects and giving your time can really improve your sense of wellbeing. By volunteering at the farm, you are taking an active role in your community and being part of something meaningful.

Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol
BS11 0NJ

0117 938 1128

office@lwfarm.org.uk

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Opening times

Open all year Tuesday to Sunday. Free entry.

9.30am - 4.30pm

Closed on Mondays, but open for Bank Holiday Mondays.

Registered Charity No: 1046563. Company No: 03040752.

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