Woodgate Valley Urban Farm

Cost of project

£2,000

Intro

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!

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 home to rare breed sheep, Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, poultry, pygmy goats, Limousin cattle, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals!

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What is Woodgate Valley Urban Farm?

The community members wish to develop a green space, a community space and to 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, they regularly offer work experience, to whom they give 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, the need for supplies and materials is also essential for the upkeep of the farm.  Following a recent cut in funding, support is greatly 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.

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Where can people go to find out more about Woodgate Valley Urban Farm?

Visit website: www.wvurbanfarm.org.uk
‘Woodgate Valley Urban Farm’ is also on Facebook.

WV Urban Farm are always on the lookout for skilled volunteers, please contact wvurbanfarm@yahoo.co.uk to find out more.

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