Adult students with learning disabilities learn the skills necessary to process and make a range of farm produce including jams and pickles, baking and bread making and felt making with wool from our own sheep. Students can also learn beekeeping to produce honey and beeswax for candles and batik. Students choose their own work, planning processing projects that they are interested in and deciding whether to sell produce to the public or take it home.
- Farm Produce training is delivered on Wednesdays and Thursdays
- All our training projects run for 40 weeks of the year from 10am to 3pm
- Farm Produce has a ratio of one trainer to four students
- In addition volunteers are recruited specifically to support people attending the projects
- Students can attend with their own support worker if one-to-one support is required
- Places are funded by personal budgets authorised by Social Services
- We offer a free trial period, so potential students can decide if the project is for them