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.

The Farm has Reopened

The farm is now open Tuesday - Sunday, 9.30am - 4.30pm. We ask that you wash your hands on arriving and please observe the social distancing rules. Our toilets are open, but adapted so only one person, or family can use them at a time, and are cleaned regularly throughout the day. Over the next few weeks we'll gradually welcome our volunteers back, and restart our projects.

Wessex Water are constructing a new relief sewer from Lawrence Weston to Cribbs Causeway. Work is taking place on the green space in front of the farm, and in our car park, but doesn't affect the farm itself.

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone!

Please Support the Farm

Lawrence Weston Community Farm is a registered charity. We do not charge for entry, so every donation we receive helps us remain as a free, safe, public green space for the enjoyment of everyone. Donations help us to continue to support many people in need in our local community with our targeted services, activities and projects. Under normal circumstances the farm raises extra income through room hire, corporate days and donations. All of this stopped during lockdown. We know that many people have been badly affected by lockdown and its consequences but if you can afford to make a donation, we would be very grateful. Regular donations are particularly useful - even the price of a coffee every month makes a difference to us!


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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