Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Welcome

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

We do this by working with members of the local community and other groups to provide exciting and inclusive activities, as well as a safe, free, green community space. The farm wants to provide a supportive environment in which people can flourish and contribute positively to their community.

Covid19

Farm temporarily closed to the public

In the light of current Government guidance regarding Covid 19, we are temporarily closed to the public, subject to review. During this period all of our groups, activities, events, courses, sales and room bookings will be suspended and volunteers and placements will not be attending the farm. This is a temporary measure and the farm will open again as soon as possible.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

Wessex Water and the North Bristol Relief Sewer

Wessex Water are constructing a new relief sewer from Lawrence Weston to Cribbs Causeway. Work will take place on the green space in front of the farm, and in our car park. If you'd like to find out more, please follow this link.

New Volunteer Cabin Appeal

Our Volunteer Cabin has well and truly had its day and suffered further damage during the recent storm. We would love to replace it with a customised container that would provide a warm, comfortable, rest place for our hard working volunteers. However, this costs money! The total cost to remove and replace the ancient cabin is £14000. We have already raised £7500 - so we need to raise a further £6500. Please help! You can donate through our Total Giving page here. All donations will be very gratefully received.


Volunteer Cabin

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

9.30am - 4.30pm

Closed on Mondays, but open for Bank Holiday Mondays.

Registered Charity No: 1046563. Company No: 03040752.

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