How does it work?
It is a community project based in Loxley, Sheffield. We have approx. 4 acres of land on which we keep animals (pigs, poultry & bees) and grow fruit and veg.
We work the land communally and share the produce so although nobody has their own plot, everyone can have a say in what we do on the site as a whole.
We have workdays twice a month and social events both on and off the farm.
Where are we?
Our farm address is Rodney Hill, Loxley, Sheffield, S6 6SG.You can find us next door to the Rodney Hill allotments.
We are a friendly and social group, most of us had no farming or growing experience when we started and we are keen to share what we’ve learned.
It's educational for children and adults alike, get away from modern screen based life and do something useful outdoors.
Think you might like an allotment but the waiting time is too long? This is a great alternative to an allotment, responsibility is shared and the committment required is more flexible.
Join us as either a volunteer or become a full member.
How much time do I need to commit?
It’s entirely up to you! If you want to become a full member then we ask for a minimum commitment of 1 workday a month and 1 feed a week (once you feel happy that you know what you are doing). Associate Membership requires a commitment of just 1 work day a quarter although you can get involved more if you wish. Volunteering requires no time commitment at all - just come to a workday when you can.
We welcome volunteers on our workdays, simply turn up at approx 10:30 (kettle should be boiled by then), find out what we do what tasks you can help with and get stuck in. Volunteers need commit no more than the time to come and see what we're all about.
How much does it cost?
It depends on what you want to get out of the project! Associate membership starts at £5 a month and Full membership at £12 a month. Monthly memberships help to cover running costs and then members purchase the produce they want at cost price.
Volunteering is of course free!
How to join or volunteer
Now recruiting new members for next spring
During the covid crisis we've had massive interest in the farm (which is great) but we have so many new members that right now we feel like we need time to properly welcome and get them integrated into the team†.
At the moment spring seems like a good time to start welcoming new people again.
We're extremely grateful for your interest in our project and would encourage you to get in touch in the spring.
Please complete our registration form and we'll get in touch when we're properly able to welcome you into the team.Register interest
† If you've already been to the farm as a volunteer you do not have to wait until spring to join in - during lockdown however you need to get in contact with us to book your place on our workdays.