You could be forgiven for thinking that you were dreaming when you’re in the middle of Gloucester and you see cows or sheep running about. But for over 18 years St James City farm has provided a taste of the countryside in the heart of the city of Gloucester.
With exciting projects ranging from learning how to grow your own vegetables to getting young people to design and build livestock housing, the City Farm has partnered up with a range of organisation to get these ideas off the ground. Offering hands on practical farm experience shows how we can connect young people to these opportunities acting as a gateway, building knowledge, experience and aspiration so city kids can take their place at the table and play a part in our thriving rural economy.
Now that the farm is run as a community project by a charity, the challenge is not only to maintain the huge interest in the organisation but to take it forward. Connecting the tremendous talent in the City with the many opportunities in training, employment and leisure found in the country is what we want to do.
We are open all year round.
Monday to Sunday
9.30am to 4:30pm (3.45 in winter)
Everyone is welcome
and entry is FREE!
but donations are welcome.
If you'd like to help
The farm is run by the Friendship Cafe (a registered charity) as a non-profit making community project. If you feel you can help out in any way, by donating some of your skills, goods or money, please get in touch. The farm relies on donations towards animal feed, vet fees, insurances, tools, transport and the many other costs involved in keeping the farm open.
Donations can be made via https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/friendshipcafe