ABOUT THE PROJECT

Lowberdale Farm offers weekly work experience type placements to young people, enabling them to enjoy the support and nurture of a family farm environment.

Placements are available to 14-18 year olds at risk from social isolation, low aspiration, behavioural and confidence issues.

A 200 acre family farm.

Young people access individual work placements, supported one to one by volunteers and support workers.

“My happy place…”

Placements are available for half or full days, for term length agreements, following successful trial periods. Young people are referred from local schools, charities and social services.

Typical farm days vary across the seasons, but could include feeding cows, sheep and lambs, bedding down and cleaning out sheds and carrying out animal health treatments. Lambing time is particularly busy, with the 500 plus sheep lambing indoors over a four week period. Working days are punctuated by breaks when everyone sits around the kitchen table together.

For further information including the referral of young people to the project please contact us.

Lowberdale Farm is a developing Care Farm, near Hartington, Buxton, Derbyshire

Charity no. 1180913

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