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18/09/22

Green Group funding awarded to Stonebridge City Farm

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Stonebridge City Farm based on the edge of St Ann’s has been open since 1978 and local people continue to be at the heart of how the site operates.

The concept behind Stonebridge City Farm was ‘for local people, led by local people’ and this continues today, although over the years it has evolved and today is based around three aspects, a visitor centre, volunteer and support centre and education centre. The site is popular for local citizens as well as further afield and in May half term they saw around 4,000 visitors.

The Green Groups Fund ran by Nottingham City Council recently awarded Stonebridge City Farm £100 to help with work in their polytunnels on site and build raised beds.

The produce that is grown is not only sold on site but also used by the café to create tasty treats for visitors. During lockdown when the farm had to close due to Coronavirus restrictions the food grown was cooked and donated to local homeless shelters.

The site currently has around 140 volunteers a week who are a range of ages, have different abilities and tasks to complete. Stonebridge City Farm supports their volunteers in a multitude of way from providing work-based opportunities, teaching life skills and recently established a digital inclusion project to help reduce social exclusion. Peter Armitage, General Manager said, “We’re so grateful for all of our volunteers as we couldn’t run Stonebridge without them”.

If you want to find out more about Stonebridge City Farm, including how you can visit, support or volunteer visit https://stonebridgecityfarm.com/

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