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PILOT HUBS: Family Fun at Horton Community Farm

Horton Community Farm in Bradford is one of our pilot Green Community Hubs and our Project Facilitator for Groundwork Yorkshire has been supporting their work. As part of this support, they’ve been consulting locals in neighbouring streets to ask what people want to see at the farm, what they already enjoy or have fond memories of, and what their potential barriers to accessing nature may.

As a result of this consultation, which was undertaken with support from Natural England, they recently delivered the first of a series of taster sessions over the February half-term. They enjoyed a great turnout with over 60 people visiting, all getting involved in a range of activities such as decorating plant pots and planting Spring bulbs, conducting a minibeast hunt and identification, swingball, and a treasure hunt. They even created rock buddies.

They’re now planning future events throughout March aimed more at adults and which will include pruning fruit trees, and an action day to bring over-grown allotment plots back into use.

Their research will also help to inform the rest of the year’s plan of activity and help them ensure they are delivering what local residents would like to see and learn about.

Find out more about our pilot hub Horton Community Farm below…

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