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.

Farm Survey

Survey time! We are looking at which services to provide at the farm in the future. To do this we need to know what you would like us to do, and what you have enjoyed at the farm in the past. Finding out your answers will help us a great deal!
Please help us by taking 2 minutes (honest!) to fill out our short survey. The more people who contribute, the more it helps us to get further funding. Your views and input really do make a difference and put the Community in Lawrence Weston Community Farm!

Please click here to fill out the survey.
As an added bonus - we have been kindly donated a free ride in hot air balloon for one person from BWS Standfast Fire & Security Systems. If you would like the opportunity to win this, please fill in your email at the end of the survey. A name will be pulled out of the hat at our Family Fun Day on Wednesday 30th May.

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.

"I have found this experience so amazing. I have gained so much more confidence and excuse the pun but 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."Farm Course attendee

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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