- Address: 32 Rallagh Road, Dungiven, Londonderry, UK
- Contact: Colin, Rosie & Richard Gibson
- Email: email@example.com
- Mobile: 07515743420
Type of Farm
850 acre farm, the majority of this is mountain and heather. Beef and sheep farming.
We have a small herd of Belted Galloway cows as well as a flock of Black Faced horned ewes, Shetlands, Southdowns, and Herdwicks. There are also Kukekune pigs.
Pygmy goats, Shetland ponies and foal, pet lambs, and farm dogs.
Farmed by Colin, Rosie and Richard Gibson in the Sperrin mountain range in Co.Londonderry. Richard is the 4th generation of the Gibson family to farm our land.
Farm Activities Offered To Participants
• Assist and care for cows and sheep, including lambing, herding and health care. Hands on care of lambs and quiet sheep.
• Help to maintain the farm environment and structures.
• Long or short walks on our land and countryside, learning about nature and caring for the environment.
• Care of the 3 pygmy goats, 2 Shetland ponies and foal, pet lambs and 5 dogs.
• Feeding and identifying birds.
• Craft activities such as cross stitch and latch hook crafts.
Rosie is a retired staff nurse with 36 years of service working predominantly with children and young adults.
Her husband Colin and son Richard both work off-farm but are very involved with the farm business.
Rosie always had the idea of helping people through the farm as she knows how much she enjoys working with animals and working in the outdoors. Her main love are the animals and caring for them, as well as walking and studying nature.
“I know that I can share my love of the farm with other people and hopefully make a difference to their lives”.
In preparing for delivering a Social Farming service, Rosie and Colin visited 2 Social Farms for peer learning. Rosie completed Keeping Adults Safe training in May 2018. A Farm Safety Check was completed by a Health and Safety Executive NI inspector on the farm in August 2018 in advance of Social Farming delivery.
Rosie is currently delivering two sessions of Social Farming per week for Learning Disability participants.