Treflach Farm Community Interest Company
We offer four types of opportunities to get involved on Treflach Farm:
- Treflach Tuesdays - farm and horticultural activities for individuals each Tuesday (18+)
- Volunteer farm stay - stay on the farm and help out (couples and individuals 16+)
- Training days/alternative provision - day services for young adults aged 14-16
- Primary school/community group daytime visits
1. Treflach Tuesdays - farm and horticultural activities for individuals each Tuesday
Every Tuesday (9am-3pm) we open the farm up to anyone who’d like to get involved. We have a wide variety of outdoor tasks; some the same each week (e.g. feeding the animals), some seasonal (e.g. gardening or woodland management) – and some undercover in case of inclement weather!
Perfect if you’re interested in getting involved and helping out, or even if you’d just like to come for a cup of tea, a chat and admire the view.
No experience necessary, just get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
2. Volunteer farm stay - stay on the farm and help out
We offer volunteering opportunities through the year. Accommodation is in a cosy upstairs room; the old Granary (sometimes used as a classroom in the case of inclement weather).
Tasks depend on interests and experience but could include helping in the bakery making pies or on the farm (feeding animals, gardening, repointing ancient stone walls, hedge cutting, fencing, straw bale stacking or any number of other seasonal jobs!).Follow this link to find out more…
3. Training days/alternative provision - day services for young adults aged 14-16
What’s in it for participants?
Learn to work as part of a team
Learn to use a range of techniques and tools
Learn more about the world through working with plants that provide food
Improve mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement
Acquire new skills which improve the chances of finding employmentJust feel better for beingoutside, in touch with nature and in the 'great outdoors'
Improve people skills, such as relationships, communication and respectImprove self-confidence,self-esteem and motivation
Suggested horticulture activities
Prepare garden ground
Choose varieties of plants for growing
Plant seeds/seedlings of their choice
Weed around seedlings
Harvest fruit & vegetables
We also have a number of ancient woodlands, newer planted copses and orchards, which all need managing in different ways at different times of the year and much, much more...
What’s in it for participants...
Improve physical range of motion, strength, endurance, balance, mobility, and sensation Increase inquisitiveness and recollection
Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
Extend concentration time-span
Reduce stress with calmer and more relaxed responses
Increase confidence with animals
Increase confidence with people
More smiles and a sense of fun!
Suggested animal welfare activities
Collect chicken/duck eggs
Clean nesting boxes
Give animals fresh water
Give animals clean beds
Tend to Pig Forest Garden
Build and maintain compost piles
4. Primary school/community group daytime visits
Food, farming and countryside for everyone.
Children and young people are becoming more disconnected than ever from the countryside and where their food comes from.
We want to work with you to turn that around.
We are concerned for the future of British farming, food production, environmental sustainability and animal welfare - and no doubt you are reading this because you are too – and believe education is an important tool in building the future we all want.
A typical Farm Care Day will start at 10am and finish at 3pm, but we tailor any day to suit your requirements.
Hot and cold drinks are provided throughout the day. Lunches can also be supplied to suit any budget.
We are able to cater for groups with special needs, please ask for further details on booking.
Health and Safety
We have trained first aiders on site. CRB checks, insurance, vulnerable people poli- cies and risk assessments are all in place and references from previous customers are available upon request.
The Treflach Farm Vision
"Agriculture as a sustainable industry, rooted in the community, working in harmony with nature and providing for the needs of local people. Treflach Farm at the centre of many communities associated with people, animal welfare in food production, sustainability and care for the environment"