It’s a place where people of all ages can get stuck in to growing plants and vegetables, help to look after animals and discover more about our environment
Save our Farm

We are launching an urgent funding appeal to make sure that we can continue operating as the only city farm in Wales.

Every year our multi-award winning project works with over 1,800 programme participants and is visited by a further 10-15,000 members of the public at our purpose designed and volunteer built site in Fforestfach.  As a working farm we aim to reconnect people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities with their food, their environment and each other and we do this through a range of unique and exciting educational, volunteering, training and play projects.

It costs around £300,000 to run the Farm each year.  It’s getting harder and harder to raise funds and over the last year the Farm has had to use its reserves, which are now critically low, to continue operating as a free community facility.  We’re looking to make significant savings over the next few months as well as raising £150,000 over the next year through a “Save our Farm” appeal.

The Appeal aims to raise £50,000 each from the people and businesses of Swansea; from Swansea Council and Welsh Government and from Charitable Trusts and Foundations.  The £150,000 raised would allow us to continue to do our amazing work whilst ensuring we have the reserves needed to act as a financial buffer as we seek to continue to grow over the coming years. 

Over the last two years we’ve more than doubled the money we earn, to over £60,000, which is 20-25% of our total income.  We’ve done this through delivery of cookery training in our volunteer built café, through school and college visits and courses and through selling sausages, bacon and meat from pigs reared on the Farm.  But this is still not enough.

We are cutting costs and over the summer several members of staff will be working a day a week without pay.  Even with this, the Farm will need to be closed to the public on Fridays throughout the school holidays.


For more details on our appeal or how you can help click on our summer 2015 newsletter


Santa Visits to the Farm    

Are you a school or group looking to visit Santa this coming Christmas?  Why not come along to the Farm and visit Santa, follow a seasonal treasure hunt around the Farm and join in with seasonal games and activities.  See attached poster for more details - visits are also available in Welsh.  English version / Welsh version .   

Winter Festival - 5 December               

Come and meet Santa at our Winter Festival on Saturday 5 December between 10am and 3pm.  Plenty of stalls, non alcoholic mulled wine, festive games and get your photo taken with Santa.  FREE ENTRY and all proceeds go towards our Save our Farm appeal.


Bee Creative Competition 

Get creative and enter our 'Bee Creative' competition to design a side for our newly built bee hive.  The competition has categories for the under 8's, 9 to 18 year olds, and adults.  The £2 entry fee will go towards our Save our Farm appeal.  Entry deadline 31 December.  Entries will be posted on facebook for the public to choose their top three favourites in each category.  For more details see our competition rules and poster .       

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Want to fill your freezer with Farm reared fresh pork?  Only 3 half pigs available at £70 each so get your order in quick.  The pork will be ready week commencing 26...

Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Love our Farm? Why not show your support by becoming a Member?  From as little as £5 a year you can help us reach our Appeal target and help towards the upkeep of our Farm.  £5 will help us...

Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Until further notice, the Farm will be not be open to the public on Mondays.  This is due to a shortage of funds and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. However as part of the Save our Farm...