Heeley City Farm, a popular non-profit visitor attraction and active community, is based on a working farm. Staff and volunteers from Heeley City Farm work with young people, adults with learning disabilities and with local communities across Sheffield to promote regeneration, environmental education, energy efficiency and health and well-being.
Horticulture trainees, staff and volunteers also manage organic vegetable gardens at Meersbrook Park, Wortley Walled Gardens and Firth Park allotments.
Vegetarian and Vegan, home-cooked healthy, tasty and affordable food is available from the café 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.
Freshly made salads, soups and hot and cold specials each day, plus tempting cakes and treats, and of course tea and coffee is on offer daily.
Heeley City Farm have a number of initiatives to help the animals and people. Farming Comes To You (FCTY) is one example. The initiative was set up by The Heeley City Farm Dementia Department (alongside The Valerie Foundation). Through this initiative, animals from the Farm are taken to care settings for Animal Assisted Therapy sessions so that people who are isolated, living with dementia and potentially missing the outside world can interact with animals.
Find out more about the animals at the farm and the projects they run by visiting their website.