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Community farm in Whittington launches membership appeal

Woodhouse Community Farm, a historic small-holding on the outskirts of Whittington, is offering people the chance to become a member and help to safeguard the farm as a place for the whole community.

Woodhouse Community Farm members

Woodhouse Community Farm users

With plans to renovate some of the semi-derelict buildings to provide a useable space with a classroom, kitchen and café facilities, it’s hoped the farm will become a centre where people of all ages and abilities will be able to improve their food growing and cooking skills and learn the value of local, seasonal food.

Several organisations are already benefiting from using the farm, including those supporting special needs children, adults recovering from mental health issues, cubs and brownies. By offering a variety of countryside crafts and food courses, volunteering opportunities and social events, it is hoped that other organisations, families and individuals will also be encouraged to visit and enjoy this engaging and uplifting outdoor space.

Thanks to the Walled Garden at Woodhouse Farm, a Community Supported Agriculture scheme, the small-holding is already back to use as a working farm, stocked with rare breed animals and growing fresh produce. There are also several historic features including an orangery and walled garden, making it an important site to conserve and a very special place to visit.

Membership costs a total of £21 per year – £20 per year for the annual subscription and £1 for a share in the co-operative. Representatives from the farm and from the Walled Garden Community Supported Agriculture scheme will have a stall at the Whittington Countryside Fair on Saturday (September 1). Anyone interested in becoming a member or finding out more about the farm is invited to come along for a chat. Alternatively, you can contact Woodhouse Community Farm on 01543 432 005, or via email at

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