Help Build Oxford City Farm

by Oxford City Farm in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

We want to build a vibrant and inclusive city farm for Oxford. Help us turn this dream into a reality for our local community and beyond.

by Oxford City Farm in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

We did it
On 3rd August 2017 we successfully raised £12,286 with 226 supporters in 42 days

New stretch target


***UPDATE 1/8/17: We have recieved offline donations totalling £1775, so our funding target for online donations is now £10225. Thank you for all the donations, we are so close!***

We want to build a vibrant and inclusive city farm for Oxford

Our story so far....

Oxford City Farm is a small charity run by a passionate and committed group of local people.

We are working to bring all the proven health, social and environmental benefits of city farming to our urban  community.

In February this year, after five years of negotiation, we signed a 40 year lease on a piece of land in East Oxford (just off Cornwallis Rd, OX4).

We have a fantastic diverse group of volunteers involved helping with everything from 'back office work' like fundraising, planning, design, events and publicity to those who enjoy getting stuck in at our regular work parties to clear the land, grow food, look after our animals and learn new skills.

Despite the land being derelict we have already made some real progress, we have growing spaces, a polytunnel, bee hives and for the last few months some pigs-on-loan from a local farmer.

But we want to do so much more....

As our capacity increases we hope to open the site more regularly for visitors and volunteers to enjoy. We want the farm to be as accessible as possible. This means we are committed to it being a free to enter space, where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn, grow and have fun together through hands-on experiences with farm animals and food production.

We also plan to offer a wide range of targeted training and support for groups, including young people, and those with additional support needs.

We hope eventually to have a classroom and community kitchen on site, so we can work with schools and community groups, as well as a cafe which will offer training and employment opportunities.

Why we need your help now...

We need to raise £12,000 so we can install water and electricity on the site. This will mean we can:

  • scale up our community growing giving more local people access to the health and social benefits of being involved in the production and consumption of fresh local food
  • install accessible toilets and hand washing facilities which are essential for all our visitors and volunteers
  • look after animals permanently on the site - we hope to have chickens, goats and other small animals and visiting larger animals like our pigs-on-loan.

The beautiful designs for our 'goat on a tote' bags and 'fowl on a towel' teatowels (also available as framed limited edition prints):

 Thanks for your support!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Receive a great big "virtual thank you" and know you have done a great thing in helping to build a city farm for Oxford

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Receive a handwritten postcard with a big thank you for being part of building the farm!

£15 or more

23 of 70 claimed

£15 Reward

Receive one of our organic, fairtrade 'goat on a tote' bags!

£15 or more

20 of 70 claimed

£15 Reward

If hens are more your thing receive one of our fabulous 'fowl on a towel' fairtrade, organic teatowels!

£25 or more

25 of 25 claimed

£25 Reward

If you love chickens and goats don't play favourites - receive a 'goat on a tote' and a 'fowl on a towel'!

£25 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£25 Reward

Sweeten up your shopping with a £10 voucher from fab local health food shop Wild Honey and let your 'goat on a tote' take it home for you!

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

Enjoy 6 cans of lovely local ale from LAM brewing along with a 'fowl on a towel'!

£35 or more

6 of 15 claimed

£35 Reward

Explore hedgerow bounty with local forager Tom Killick on a group guided walk around the farm and surrounds this September (likely dates 16th or 23rd).

£40 or more

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£40 Reward

Enjoy a Summer tour and tasting at Oxfordshire's own Brightwell Vineyard (use by mid Sept 2017).

£45 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£45 Reward

Meet our lovely resident bees - investigate the hives and learn all about the ecology of the honey bee - with our very own apiarist Phil Pritchard.

£50 or more

6 of 16 claimed

£50 Reward

Come and have a cuppa with some of the Oxford City Farm team - we will give you a guided tour and tell you about our plans.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Have a family day out at Cotswold Farm Park and receive a special gift - our 'fowl on a towel' teatowel!

£50 or more

11 of 20 claimed

£50 Reward

Enjoy 1 adult and 1 child place on a half day carpentry and wood branding course with local carpenter Julian Angus

£50 or more

£50 Reward

We will thank you by inscribing your name on our donor wall!

£60 or more

5 of 20 claimed

£60 Reward

Framed limited edition print of our beautiful goat or hen designs by artist Laura Imber!

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Have a plaque specially engraved for you and placed on one of our newly planted fruit trees!

£80 or more

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£80 Reward

One day real breadmaking course with our very own Geri Beekmeyer - course date tbc.

£100 or more

6 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

This harvest time receive a box of 'goodies from the farm' to include fresh produce, preserves and honey!

£500 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Choose one of our lovely artist designed prints and receive a special invitation to a local fizz reception in September to meet Trustees and have a tour of site!

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Our first compost toilet is due to be installed in September and you get to name it!

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Our first container building is coming on site in the Autumn and you get to name it!


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