What We Offer

The project gives me something to look forward to and helps me occupy my mind and body. I love hearing no traffic, I’m always on edge in town and frantic but I feel peaceful here.     –  Service User

At The Willows we provide a range of nature and farm based activity sessions. These can be full or half days, short courses or regular weekly groups. We adapt to the specific needs of different individuals or user groups so please get in touch to discuss how we could work with you, your family member, your clients or service users.

Our sessions offer the chance to learn new skills, get involved on the organic farming, get creative or simply get outdoors and relax in nature. Again, we are very adaptable and have the benefit of our small peaceful site complete with cabin, garden, growing beds and fire pit and also are situated on a larger community farm growing organic fruit and vegetables on a wider scale.

Activities include:

  • Guided farm walks – a chance to explore the farm, see what’s growing and learn about organic farming techniques
  • Horticulture and food growing – including seed sowing, preparing the ground, planting out, weeding, care of the soil, harvesting
  • Willow and woodworking skills
  • Basic bushcraft and fireside skills
  • Seasonal nature-based art and craft activities
 
We also run and are growing our small enterprise model. This involves cultivating flowers, herbs and other crops and making seasonal crafts to sell at the local farm or other local markets and events, with profits re-invested into the project. Involvement with the enterprise will enable clients to gain practical work experience, make a meaningful contribution to the project and to develop a range of soft skills, confidence and self-esteem.
 
Visit our BLOG to see some of the things we’ve done in the past and the sorts of things we provide!