Treflach Farm Community Interest Company
Treflach Farm has been run by Ian (the farmer's) family since 1904. Today, with “Community Centred Farming” as the mantra, the Treflach Farm team is fully committed to building a resilient and sustainable community that reduces its dependency upon fossil fuels, regenerates the natural environment and nourishes people. We have 100 acres of grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, streams and a spring-fed pool.
Here at Treflach Farm we work with adults with mental health issues and disadvantaged young people from local schools and colleges; providing horticultural therapy and care farming to benefit well-being, increase skill sets and grow confidence. We provide real-life employed and voluntary opportunities to work with animals (cattle and pigs), on the land, and in the food business - as well as term-time work experience and educational activities for school aged children.
In our on-farm bakery and shop we employ local people and bake high quality, handmade, delicious meat and vegetarian pies, using produce from the farm as much as possible, as well as supporting other local producers.
The farm also follows permaculture principles and embraces holistic, organic and free-range farming methods. This all culminates in content livestock, diverse wildlife, #tastypies and happy people on the farm. Find out more about how we work here: http://www.treflachfarm.co.uk and why not come and visit us?!
To take the community and volunteer aims of Treflach Farm to the next level we have replaced our old portakabin toilet & shower block with a straw bale and clay render permanent building. We need your help to secure funds for the lime render (the top coat which goes on after the clay) and landscaping around this new building. With your help, we can purchase the materials and employ a lime render specialist who can complete the works at the same time as sharing skills and knowledge with volunteers (just like we did on our clay render days!).
We have a detailed and costed plan of what the surrounding landscaped area could look like and this funding will also allow us to purchase the skilled labour, tools, plants and materials needed. This work too could involve volunteers and those participating in the training days on the farm.
Once complete, the shower and toilet block will enable larger numbers of volunteers, groups, and communities to enjoy visiting the farm for longer periods than currently available and we can even offer camping. This means we can benefit even more people, both by welcoming larger groups than we can currently handle, and diversifying our range of activities.
We currently welcome over 100 groups per year with over 400 participants. We would like to increase the numbers of groups coming to the farm by 50% and double the number of visitors.
If you decide to pledge your support as standard you will be automatically be enrolled as a 'Friend of Treflach Farm' (10% off in our farm shop, discounted invites to events & a quarterly newsletter with offers), have your name written on the wall of the shower block and be invited to an exclusive Grand Opening event with hog roast & local ale!
If you'd like to be involved in coating the block with the lime render, get in touch for more details!
We'd love it of you would share this project with your network. Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you soon!
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