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Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices providing, health, social or educational care services for one or a range of groups of people through supervised and structured programmes of farming related activity. In other words a care farm essentially combines care of the land (including the environment and the animals) with the care of people.

The Farm is a smallholding utilising 8 acres which has been developed by the current owners over a period of 5 years and now comprises a variety of different areas of farming.

  • Hedgerow management
  • Raising rare breed pigs
  • A small flock of sheep
  • Farm pets (2 dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits)
  • Woodwork (garden furniture, animal housing, bird boxes/tables, crafts)
  • Horticultural – Fruit, vegetables & salad crops (raised beds, poly tunnel, greenhouse)
  • Pygmy goats
  • Horse & pony care
  • A 40 strong flock of chickens (mainly rescued ex-battery chickens)
  • Paddock maintenance
Downham Cottage Care Farm is registered with NCFI(UK) and a member of the East Anglia Care Farm Group.
Downham Cottage Care Farm also has CEVAS accreditation
If you would like more information on Care Farming please visit the National Care Farming Institute website
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