Wedmore Village Farm

by Wedmore Village Farm in Wedmore, Somerset, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th February 2024 we successfully raised £2,822 with 54 supporters in 28 days

Tackle social isolation and chronic loneliness. Horticultural therapies. Mitigate food poverty. Create habitat & biodiversity.

by Wedmore Village Farm in Wedmore, Somerset, United Kingdom

🌱 **Help Us Cultivate Community: Wedmore Village Farm Crowdfunding Campaign** 🌿

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are thrilled to introduce Wedmore Village Farm, a ground-breaking initiative nestled in the heart of Somerset. Our vision is to create a sustainable and inclusive community hub, fostering a harmonious relationship between people and the land.

**What is Wedmore Village Farm?**

🚜 **Organic Community Farming**: At the core of our project is the commitment to grow fresh, organic produce for the Wedmore community. We believe in the power of locally sourced, sustainably cultivated food to nourish both body and soul.

🌳 **Horticultural Therapy for All**: In addition to our farming efforts, Wedmore Village Farm will host a Care Farm programme. Individuals with learning disabilities will have the opportunity to engage in therapeutic horticulture, fostering personal growth and connection to nature.  Working in collaboration with local charity Somewhere House, we will also be providing space for people recovering from addiction to access horticultural therapy as part of their treatment.

🍅 **The Food Forest Project**: We are proud to collaborate with The Food Forest Project, a charitable organisation dedicated to addressing local food insecurity. A portion of our farm will be dedicated to growing free, organic produce for the local foodbanks, ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.

🔨 **The Men's Shed**: Mental health is a priority, especially in rural communities. Wedmore Village Farm will host The Men's Shed, a local group on a mission to improve men's mental health and reduce social isolation through collaborative projects, skill-sharing, and camaraderie.

**Why We Need Your Support:**

To turn this vision into reality, we need your help. The funds raised through this crowdfunding campaign will be instrumental in covering essential start-up costs, including:

1. 🌐 **Infrastructure Development**: Creating a sustainable and functional space for our community farm and care farm activities.

2. 🌱 **Seed Funding for Growth**: Investing in quality organic seeds, compost, tools, and equipment to kickstart our farming initiatives.

3. 🏡 **Facilities for the Care Farm**: Providing a dedicated sensory garden for users of the Care Farm scheme.

4. 🤝 **Community Outreach and Education**: Engaging the community through workshops, educational programmes, and events to promote sustainable living and well-being.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£50 or more

11 of 500 claimed

We Plant a Native Tree in Your Name

For supporting us with £50, we plant a tree or shrub in your name in our new native woodland. Choose which tree or shrub you'd like planting.

£250 or more

0 of 6 claimed

A Two Night Stay in Our Glamping Pods!

A two night stay this summer in one of our two glamping pods! Be the first to try them out.

£600 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Two Night Stay and a Meal at the Swan

A two night stay in one of our rustic and romantic glamping pods with a meal on a night of your choosing at the Swan, a beautiful country pub in the heart pf Wedmore, within walking distance of the farm.

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