Densholme Community Farm
Densholme Farm is a commercial organic farm which offers social education, therapeutic and development opportunities for a range of individuals and groups.
Funding from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust will enable the group to build a sensory garden, which will provide a multi-sensory experience for all service users and visitors.
The farm currently has 10 regular service users who suffer from conditions including learning/physical difficulties, mental health issues, addictions and autism. The farm also attracts visitors from local community groups, schools and care homes. All service users and visitors will benefit from the new facility.
For more information please visit www.densholmefarm-action.co.uk/home.php
July 9th 2014 saw us attending the official opening of the raised beds we sponsored this year (ribbon cut by Jo Hudgell, our Trust ‘Chair’). This brief video will give you a flavour of the day, including the strong wind which put in an appearance.
The work on the sensory garden is now well underway thanks to the efforts of the volunteers who have put in a great deal of effort despite the bad weather so far this year.
There are some pictures below on the progress that has been made. New pictures of the plants arriving and being planted have been sent to us by Sally at the farm – Thank you Sally.
The garden was opened on16th July 2013. Sally has provided some thoughts on the impact of the garden and also kindly provided us with a copy of their journey to the opening of the garden which you can download below.
“We are a not-for-profit Social Enterprise Care Farm offering therapeutic, learning and developmental opportunities for all. This project enabled our clients to come together to discuss ideas and plan the Sensory Garden. They all worked as a team to get it up and running. They enjoyed the physical work and mental stimulation. They are proud of what they have achieved and have a lasting legacy. The Sensory Garden is much admired by all our visitors and potential new clients/support teams. We are looking forward to watching it develop and flourish as times goes on. Everyone enjoyed the launch we had for it on the 16th July and we are planning a first birthday party for next July. Events such as these bring the community together.”