Wingrove Farm

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Wingrove Farm
  • Address: 22 Drumaconnell Road, Saintfield BT24 7NB, United Kingdom
  • Contact: Jayne Burgess
  • Email: burgess.j@hotmail.co.uk
  • Phone: 07708304141

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Type of Farm

Mixed Farm, Suckler Herd, Breeding Flock of Sheep, Chickens, Pigs and Grain

Background

Family run farm for over 30 years

Farm Activities Offered To Participants

  • Working with animals on day to day activities such as daily feeding, daily cleaning chores, on going animal health care, moving animals as required
  • Checking on animals in the fields during the grazing season and feeding them with meal as required
  • Assisting with farm maintenance projects such as field boundary running repairs
  • Assisting with vegetable garden, digging, weeding, planting, picking and general maintenance of the grounds, glasshouses and tunnel
  • Assisting with other projects on farm.

About Us

The farm is run by Jayne Burgess and husband Robert, with the assistance from sons Hugh and Alex.

Social Farming

During May/June 2016 we hosted three service users on the farm for six sessions which were one day a week for four hours per session.

This was near the end of our lambing season and the service users got hands on experience of the new born lambs.

Initially some were unwilling to participate but gradually they gained confidence and happily took part in all aspects of the work.

Over the time we all got to know each other and the service users had great enthusiasm to try new experiences.

As service providers we soon learned to take things at a much slower pace and enjoy the experience.

All too soon the programme ended. Each service user was given photos of their time with us and all hoped to return to us if the opportunity arose.

Following on from this project, we delivered a longer-term programme within 2018 and 2019 which demonstrated how Social Farming can fit into the farming year so well.

Where To Find Us

Helpline

Call our support line

Support Line:

0800 138 1678

(Freephone)

Chat to our dedicated support team who are available Monday - Friday, 9AM - 9PM

Voicemail and support options

available at all other times