Gorgie City Farm
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.
Our mission is to promote social inclusion and community development, by providing opportunities for recreation and leisure, learning and volunteering for all people without discrimination. We aim to offer a welcome and accessible green space free of charge, close to the city centre. We maintain our farm trail, play park and cafe for the benefit of families with young children and groups of children from nurseries. We offer an outreach mobile pets service for people who are enable to visit the farm, such as older people with dementia in care homes. We provide for educational visits, Young Farmer's groups and volunteering, so that children and young people can learn about the care of farm animals, grow produce and begin to appreciate where food comes from. We aim to engage children and young people in the care of the environment, recycling of resources and the sustainable use of resources. We aim to continue our successful youth volunteering project targeting young people who have had a difficult start in life. Young people between the ages of 13 and 16 are supported to care for small animals with the aim of building self-confidence, and developing interpersonal and work skills. Our income comes from grants, membership fees, visitor donations and our own social enterprises. We strive to mange our resources effectively to a high standard and to respond to new projects and opportunities that support our mission.
Gorgie City Farm aims to:
- To provide opportunities for learning about the care of farm animals and growing garden produce, so that children and young people understand where the food they eat comes from.
- To provide a welcome and accessible green space free of charge for recreation and leisure, for the benefit of families with young children and nursery groups, from the local community and beyond.
- To continue our youth project that helps disadvantaged young people increase their self-confidence and develop interpersonal and work skills in order to improve their life chances.
Established: October 1978
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 6
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 0131 337 4202
Address: 51 Gorgie Road Edinburgh EH11 2LAView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website