Gorgie City Farm

Gorgie City Farm

Charity information

Gorgie City Farm

A working city farm and flourishing community resource. The farm supports farm animals, poultry and Pet Lodge, produce and wildlife gardens, workshop, education centre, play park and cafe.

Founded 1978

  • Mission statement

    Gorgie Farm inspires and engages volunteers and visitors in learning about food production. We pride ourselves on growing healthy food and producing high quality local meat; we are the only inner city working farm in Scotland. We have a small staff and a large complement of volunteers, up to 150 people at any one time. Many of our volunteers have additional support needs and the Farm provides opportunities for people to participate, learn and have fun, whilst helping to maintain a valuable resource for the benefit of all members of the community. We promote learning about farming and food production through our education programme that runs all year round, catering for children and adults. We have rooms available for hire and birthday parties, and our own small pets’ lodge and a pet boarding enterprise.

    More than 200,000 people visit the Farm each year and entry is free. The farm is located in an area where there are areas of multiple deprivation relating to lack of education, poor housing, and health risks associated with alcohol, drug taking, and mental health issues. Our playpark and open spaces are well used by young children to let off steam.

  • Aims

    Gorgie City Farm aims to:

    • The advancement of education in agricultural, horticultural and animal husbandry.
    • To promote citizenship and community development through the provision of volunteering and training opportunities for everyone.
    • The provision of recreational facilities with the object of improving the conditions of life of those who use the facilities for the public benefit.
    • The advancement of environmental protection or improvement through the sustainable creation and use of energy and other resources.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1978

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 16

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 0131 337 4202

    Address: 51 Gorgie RoadEdinburgh EH11 2LA

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  • Social Inclusion through volunteering

    Volunteering will enable people to engage with a much loved community resource. The proje... More