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Keep up to date with all the latest news from Living Potential Community Farm

Save the date - Our Summer Fair is on Saturday 27th July. Check out all the information here.

Summer Fair

Catch up with all the latest news in our spring newsletter - click here.

Spring Newsletter

Find out what's been happening in our Community Garden over the last few months, click here.

Community Gardens Update

Find out what's been happening at Living Potential over the last few months in our winter newsletter. 

Click here to read

Winter Newsletter

Thursday 1st February was Imbolc, a Celtic festival marking the halfway point between winter and spring. Imbolc is just one of several festivals that highlight an aspect of winter and sunlight, heralding the change of seasons.

 

To celebrate Imbolc we had a party for staff and members at the Engine Shed in Wetherby. There was also a fire in the Community Garden with soup and cake for the volunteers.

Imbolc Party

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Funding news

October 2023

With funding provided by The Community Fund, we have invested in some new catering equipment to make cooking accessible to everyone at the farm. When cooking, we are fortunate to be able to use produce grown on the farm that has been tended to by our members.

 

Above you'll see a team member from the farm standing in front of the new cooker The Community Fund helped to buy. Some more members are showing off chutney and jam made from our fruit and vegetables. As well as new equipment for the kitchen, the fund has also enabled us to buy wheelbarrows and other tools for the allotment plus jars/bottles for our produce. We sold this produce at the Apple and Harvest Festival on 15th October.

Apple Day!

August 2023

This year our Apple and Harvest Festival is on Sunday 15th October. A fun, family-friendly day - all are welcome.

Find out more about the day by clicking here

Summer Newsletter

July 2023

Find out what's been happening at Living Potential over the last few months in our summer newsletter. We look ahead to our Summer Fair and hear what the members and farm animals have been up to.

You can read our newsletter by clicking here

Community Garden - Local Consultation

June 2023

On 15th June we held a local consultation about our plans to create a thriving community farm in the (currently derelict) walled garden. We want to restore this 1850s garden back to its former glory and in doing so, provide fresh, affordable and healthy fruit and veg to the local community.

 

By transforming the derelict walled garden into a thriving Community Garden, we will be able to provide an accessible space to everyone in the community and be able to provide additional support to those in need, via our therapeutic horticulture services.

 

We also hope that it will produce seasonal, affordable produce using organic principles for local people. For more information head this way.

Summer Fair

June 2023

Living Potential Summer Fair 2023 - Saturday 15th July 2023 from 12 pm

Our Summer Fair is back and we cannot wait! This year we'll be joined by Speed of Sight - a charity that allows people of all ages with impairments and disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of driving.

 

 Click here for more information

Apple Day

September 2022

Living Potential Apple Day 2022

Here at the farm we are very excited to be having an apple day and apple bake off on Sunday 16th October.

There will be a scarecrow making activity, apple juice tasting and an apple themed bake off challenge. There will also be live music and a bar as well as local bee keeper to run a candle workshop and supply local honey. Hope to see you all there

Summer Newsletter

July 2022

Find out what's been happening at Living Potential over the last few months in our summer newsletter. We look ahead to our Summer Fair and hear what the members and farm animals have been up to.

You can read our newsletter by clicking here

Living Potential Eggs

May 2022

Get your free-range eggs from Living Potential! Our members care for the hens as well as collect, clean and pack the eggs. They have a natural diet and are free to roam and do what comes naturally!

Click here to find out more about our eggs and how to stock them

Summer Fair News

May 2022

Join us for the Living Potential Summer Fair and awards ceremony. Saturday 23rd July 2022 from 12 - 3 pm at the farm near Wetherby.

Check out the full details here

Winter Newsletter

January 2022

Find out what's been happening at Living Potential over the last few months in our winter newsletter. And ever wondered what a day on the farm looks like? One of our members takes us through a typical day on the farm.

You can read our newsletter by clicking here

We're open again!

May 2021

Living Potential Care Farm has now welcomed back most of our members. We are lucky to have such an enormous amount of room - two kitchens, several toilets, four indoor classrooms, semi-covered spaces and loads of outdoor farm and woodland which makes most of our activities in the fresh air. The members have had great big smiles (as have we), being able to reconnect with friends and peers and the animals. We continue to be vigilant and will follow all government and medical advice. 

As well as lots of exciting projects such as the alpaca walks coming soon, we have been busy making more of the farm fully accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, taking advice from occupational therapists based at St. John's University. We are also looking forward to continuing our new partnership with Over the Rainbow dementia care.  As well as enjoying day activities with the fantastic staff at Over the Rainbow their members will be able to access the farm, enjoying the animals and horticulture. We plan to build some new raised beds for members who find it difficult to leave the courtyard area.

We will be able to accept new referrals in the coming weeks so please do get in touch if you or someone you know would benefit from a nature-based supportive environment. 

Living Potential merchandise

March 2021

It's been a big month for Living Potential. Our very own JP has launched a clothing range in support of the farm! Have a look at www.jp-livingpotential.co.uk for the story of how Living Potential Care Farming helped him find direction and purpose in his life during lockdown.

 

It covers the website he has made to sell Living Potential merchandise, detailing how it has given him work to do during the coronavirus quarantine and have a paid income which, he has argued in the council chambers, is the right of people with or without disabilities. We are very proud of Joseph and this new venture, showing the drive and ambition of the people we value. 

There has also been an article in The Yorkshire Post about our very own Tanya and her work at Living Potential.

If you would like to support Living Potential, please go to the support page and donate via JustGiving. All the projects and adjustments to allow us to keep running through Covid-19 are expensive so any help is very much appreciated. 

 

Please do get in touch by phone or email. Our landline is 01937 580976 and the mobile is 07941 796370.

 

Alternatively, you can email us at tanya@livingpotentialcarefarming.org.uk or info@livingpotentialcarefarming.org.uk.

Risk Assessments

February 2021

We have a Covid Secure Business risk assessment that is published in the meeting rooms at the farm. There is also a care farm-specific risk assessment as well as individual risks assessments.

 

If you would like to receive an electronic version of our covid secure business or the specific care farm one please get in touch and we will send a copy via email. 

A new greenhouse

2020

Thanks to Big Change our new greenhouse is up and ready for propagating new plants in the Spring. We will be able to grow in the new raised beds using the compost that we have produced ourselves. We can't wait!

A new phone number

2020

We have a new landline number! You can reach us on 01937 580798, please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you asap.

Thursday 1st February was Imbolc, a Celtic festival marking the halfway point between winter and spring. Imbolc is just one of several festivals that highlight an aspect of winter and sunlight, heralding the change of seasons.

 

To celebrate Imbolc we had a party for staff and members at the Engine Shed in Wetherby. There was also a fire in the walled garden with soup and cake for the volunteers.

Imbolc Party

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Funding news

October 2023

With funding provided by The Community Fund, we have invested in some new catering equipment to make cooking accessible to everyone at the farm. When cooking, we are fortunate to be able to use produce grown on the farm that has been tended to by our members.

 

Above you'll see a team member from the farm standing in front of the new cooker The Community Fund helped to buy. Some more members are showing off chutney and jam made from our fruit and vegetables. As well as new equipment for the kitchen, the fund has also enabled us to buy wheelbarrows and other tools for the allotment plus jars/bottles for our produce. We sold this produce at the Apple and Harvest Festival on 15th October.

Apple Day!

August 2023

This year our Apple and Harvest Festival is on Sunday 15th October. A fun, family-friendly day - all are welcome.

Find out more about the day by clicking here

Summer Newsletter

July 2023

Find out what's been happening at Living Potential over the last few months in our summer newsletter. We look ahead to our Summer Fair and hear what the members and farm animals have been up to.

You can read our newsletter by clicking here

Walled Garden - Local Consultation

June 2023

On 15th June we held a local consultation about our plans to create a thriving community farm in the (currently derelict) Walled Garden. We want to restore this 1850s garden back to its former glory and in doing so, provide fresh, affordable and healthy fruit and veg to the local community.

 

By transforming the derelict Walled Garden into a thriving Community Farm, we will be able to provide an accessible space to everyone in the community and be able to provide additional support to those in need, via our therapeutic horticulture services.

 

We also hope that it will produce seasonal, affordable produce using organic principles for local people. For more information head this way.

Summer Fair

June 2023

Living Potential Summer Fair 2023 - Saturday 15th July 2023 from 12 pm

Our Summer Fair is back and we cannot wait! This year we'll be joined by Speed of Sight - a charity that allows people of all ages with impairments and disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of driving.

 

 Click here for more information

Apple Day

September 2022

Living Potential Apple Day 2022

Here at the farm we are very excited to be having an apple day and apple bake off on Sunday 16th October.

There will be a scarecrow making activity, apple juice tasting and an apple themed bake off challenge. There will also be live music and a bar as well as local bee keeper to run a candle workshop and supply local honey. Hope to see you all there

Summer Newsletter

July 2022

Find out what's been happening at Living Potential over the last few months in our summer newsletter. We look ahead to our Summer Fair and hear what the members and farm animals have been up to.

You can read our newsletter by clicking here

Living Potential Eggs

May 2022

Get your free-range eggs from Living Potential! Our members care for the hens as well as collect, clean and pack the eggs. They have a natural diet and are free to roam and do what comes naturally!

Click here to find out more about our eggs and how to stock them

Summer Fair News

May 2022

Join us for the Living Potential Summer Fair and awards ceremony. Saturday 23rd July 2022 from 12 - 3 pm at the farm near Wetherby.

Check out the full details here

Winter Newsletter

January 2022

Find out what's been happening at Living Potential over the last few months in our winter newsletter. And ever wondered what a day on the farm looks like? One of our members takes us through a typical day on the farm.

You can read our newsletter by clicking here

We're open again!

May 2021

Living Potential Care Farm has now welcomed back most of our members. We are lucky to have such an enormous amount of room - two kitchens, several toilets, four indoor classrooms, semi-covered spaces and loads of outdoor farm and woodland which makes most of our activities in the fresh air. The members have had great big smiles (as have we), being able to reconnect with friends and peers and the animals. We continue to be vigilant and will follow all government and medical advice. 

As well as lots of exciting projects such as the alpaca walks coming soon, we have been busy making more of the farm fully accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, taking advice from occupational therapists based at St. John's University. We are also looking forward to continuing our new partnership with Over the Rainbow dementia care.  As well as enjoying day activities with the fantastic staff at Over the Rainbow their members will be able to access the farm, enjoying the animals and horticulture. We plan to build some new raised beds for members who find it difficult to leave the courtyard area.

We will be able to accept new referrals in the coming weeks so please do get in touch if you or someone you know would benefit from a nature-based supportive environment. 

Living Potential merchandise

March 2021

It's been a big month for Living Potential. Our very own JP has launched a clothing range in support of the farm! Have a look at www.jp-livingpotential.co.uk for the story of how Living Potential Care Farming helped him find direction and purpose in his life during lockdown.

 

It covers the website he has made to sell Living Potential merchandise, detailing how it has given him work to do during the coronavirus quarantine and have a paid income which, he has argued in the council chambers, is the right of people with or without disabilities. We are very proud of Joseph and this new venture, showing the drive and ambition of the people we value. 

There has also been an article in The Yorkshire Post about our very own Tanya and her work at Living Potential.

If you would like to support Living Potential, please go to the support page and donate via JustGiving. All the projects and adjustments to allow us to keep running through Covid-19 are expensive so any help is very much appreciated. 

 

Please do get in touch by phone or email. Our landline is 01937 580976 and the mobile is 07941 796370.

 

Alternatively, you can email us at tanya@livingpotentialcarefarming.org.uk or info@livingpotentialcarefarming.org.uk.

Risk Assessments

February 2021

We have a Covid Secure Business risk assessment that is published in the meeting rooms at the farm. There is also a care farm-specific risk assessment as well as individual risks assessments.

 

If you would like to receive an electronic version of our covid secure business or the specific care farm one please get in touch and we will send a copy via email. 

A new greenhouse

2020

Thanks to Big Change our new greenhouse is up and ready for propagating new plants in the Spring. We will be able to grow in the new raised beds using the compost that we have produced ourselves. We can't wait!

A new phone number

2020

We have a new landline number! You can reach us on 01937 580798, please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you asap.

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