Woodgate Valley Urban Farm
Based in Harborne, this small hidden gem is situated at the western edge of Woodgate Valley Country Park, near Bartley Green. A farm that has been run by the community for the community for the past 30 years!
What is Woodgate Valley Urban Farm?
Woodgate Valley Urban Farm is managed and supervised entirely by unpaid volunteers from the local community on a day to day basis. The farm project not only holds a developing traditional orchard and nature reserve, but is also home to rare breed sheep, Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, poultry, pygmy goats, Limousin cattle, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals!
The community members wanted to develop a green, community space and raise awareness of farming and gardening. The farm is a focus for the empowerment and practical involvement of people from the local community in rural activities.
There is an emphasis on young people, the disadvantaged and the underprivileged. Woodgate Valley Urban Farm regularly offer work experience, providing general support, life skills training and basic confidence in a non judgemental environment.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
In order to sustain this hidden gem, there’s a long list of repairs and fixes, and the need for supplies and materials is essential for the upkeep of the farm. Following a recent cut in funding, support is needed for the small team of volunteers to continue the great work they do.
Although the farm holds and manages land within the Country Park under licence from Birmingham City Council, it is not a Council facility, and does not receive any grant funding from the local authority. The farm’s continuation relies entirely upon donations.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Woodgate Valley Urban Farm?
Tel: 0121 426 1871
Woodgate Valley Urban Farm are always on the lookout for skilled volunteers. If you are interested, please contact the farm using the details provided above.