Stonebridge City farm is “our farm” – in the city centre, it’s easy to get to; and we have lots of animals, lovely gardens and a great play area. We have a café using local produce and a little shop, and of course lots of bees and their delicious honey.
What is the most wonderful thing about the farm? It belongs to us, the people of Nottingham, it is not owned by some public institution or a private concern, it is ours and we can use it every day of the year for free.
But how is it paid for? It costs about £246,000 a year to run the farm and approximately £150,000 of this has to come from grants. The other £100,000 has come from sales and services provided by the farm. This year it is going to be harder for the farm to get grants and to sell training services to the public sector. We want our farm to continue, we want it to remain free to enter, and we want children to come as often as they want without having to think about the cost. We want to be able to picnic, or sit chatting with friends in the grounds, or lend a hand with the animals or in the gardens.
So we would like everyone to become a “Friend of the Farm”. To become a friend will cost £10 per if you are l8 years old or more or £15 for a household. Workshops and activities with limited numbers will be advertised to friends first. Special offers in the shop and on the plant stall with limited availability will also be advertised to friends first.
Make a secure online payment by Card or Paypal (via Charities Aid Foundation donation management service):
Set up an annual subscription by direct debit (via Charities Aid Foundation):
Or download the application form below and send direct to us with a cheque: