It goes without saying that we’re all living through extraordinary and troubling times and unfortunately, I’m afraid that Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is going to struggle to get through this. We are seeking your help to make sure we can open our gates again when this crisis is over.
We’ve had to close to all our visitors and we can no longer host the 50 sessions for vulnerable adults or the outdoor activities for around 150 local school kids each week. This all means a huge and unprecedented loss of income.
We’ve launched a fundraising appeal to help us steer the Farm through the crisis. In our 40th year, we had big plans to celebrate our big birthday with you all. And with a little help, I hope we still can. We realise it’s a hard time for many people, so any donation you can give would be hugely appreciated.
While we’re closed to visitors and participants; life on the Farm goes on. I’m so proud of the staff and volunteers who are still working daily to look after the animals, including our new lambs and chicks, growing food in our market garden and keeping the site safe. We’ll continue to look after the Farm and all of the animals throughout this, in line with public health guidance.
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well and that we can all come together very soon at the Farm to celebrate its 40th year.
CEO – Meanwood Valley Urban Farm