Training projects for adults with learning disabilities
We deliver a range of training projects for adult students with learning disabilities on the Farm. Students have a wide range of project choice in the areas of horticulture, animal husbandry, food preparation, retail and farm maintenance. The Farm also runs progression and employability workshops alongside all projects.
Students work as a team to grow a range of fruit and vegetables that they harvest and sell through our farm shop.
Students develop a range of cooking skills – from processing and producing jams, to baking bread or making pasta – with ingredients harvested from the Farm wherever possible. Students also learn rural crafts such as felt making with wool from our own sheep.
Students tend their own vegetable plots – choosing what they want to grow, planting seeds, caring for the young plants and harvesting vegetables to take home.This project has been running at the Farm for 25 years!
Students are responsible for the daily animal care routines, working with a wide range of our livestock from rabbits to sheep to donkeys. One of the popular activities is taking our donkeys out for a walk along the Thames path.