Southampton City Farm are striving to support social enterprise where people from a wide range of backgrounds can undertake meaningful work in a safe environment, which nurtures a sense of self esteem. They provide voluntary opportunities for children and adults on their community farm in animal care, maintenance, horticultural and conservation work.
They also offer education for schools in animal care and gardening, and host children’s activities during most school holidays. Their aim is to give anyone who wishes to be involved in these types of activities the chance to do so, developing self confidence and self esteem through achievement.
They have a wide and varied group of people who come to Down to Earth, including those with learning disabilities, autism, mental health issues and young people in and outside of mainstream education etc. Their service is open to people of all ages and all abilities in Southampton and beyond. They have disabled access to most areas and a disabled toilet. Local special schools with wheelchair bound children regularly use their centre.