New Community Garden For Windmill Hill City Farm

A pupil from The Dolphin School chatting with past Master, Tim Ross at Windmill Hill City Farm.

Located in the heart of Bedminster, Windmill Hill City Farm (WHCF) is a charity that provides recreation, education and therapy, using food, farming and the environment.

Coinciding with their 40th birthday celebrations, WHCF hosted ‘Wild Outdoors Day’ in April 2016 to herald the official opening of the farm’s new community garden.

The former car park was transformed into a green, relaxing open space for local people to enjoy, made possible by a charitable grant of £5,000 from the Society of Merchant Venturers.

The project also received support from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain, Ibstock Cory Environmental Fund and Van Neste Foundation.

WHCF also helps to educate local school children who visit weekly and learn to plant, grow and harvest their own vegetables in the sites 4.5 acres.

Over the past year WHCF has hosted over 2,000 school children visits, including from The Dolphin School, part of Venturers Trust. The children plant, grow, harvest and subsequently cook their own vegetables in the farm’s recently-built outdoor kitchen.

Anthony Brown (left), Chair of the Education Committee, attended the official opening of the new community garden.