News

  • Homes for hedgehogs

    October is the time of year when we start thinking about seasonal festivities and putting the garden to bed for the winter. But, before you go lighting the bonfire and mucking the winter beds, spare a thought for one of …

  • Showing success for our cows

    It’s been a busy time for us down on the Farm recently, as we attended the Mid-Somerset Show in Shepton Mallet, with some of our pedigree Dexter cattle. This has been the Farm’s ambition for a while now (and a …

  • Getting back into the swing of farm life

    Just as the tulips and daffodils have been blossoming here over the last couple of months, our trainees have also been enthusiastically springing back to their usual farm duties. At the start of December, just as we were getting back …

  • The magic of plants and gardening

    It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to the gardens here on the farm. We’ve been so happy to welcome our trainees back after lockdown just in time for the main seed sowing season which kick starts the …

  • Keeping you safe at the Farm – COVID-19 update

    COVID-19 update for people supported at projects based on the Farm It’s our intention to start our phased return to Elm Tree Farm soon. This will be a gradual process over the coming weeks and months. We will be offering …

  • Pottery therapy boosts health and wellbeing

    Getting hands-on with pottery and creating ceramics, offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefits. However, a lot of community pottery classes aren’t able to support our trainees’ needs and some people lack the confidence or means to try a …

  • Milestones and memories

    It’s been an exciting year at Elm Tree Farm with some big celebrations for a few of our veteran trainees. Last month, we enjoyed Terry’s 60th birthday, although this was no ordinary celebration as we also celebrated Terry’s impressive 37 …

  • Forest school is a resounding success

    Over the summer, we tried something new at the Farm – forest school for young people with learning disabilities and autism. The activities It was a popular project and we had lots of fun teaching the youngsters how to build …