Updates

  • Peacock Butterflies at Fordhall

    I was helping Julie with a class of Y2 children from Abbey Hulton Primary School when we spotted a Peacock Butterfly on the Castle Hill area amongst the bluebells. I have done a little research about these butterflies. The adults…

  • Community Garden Volunteer Weekend

    Over the extremely hot weekend of 19th and 20th May, I along with our other intrepid volunteers set out to make some improvements to our Community Garden. The wooden slats on our raised beds were badly in need of replacement.…

  • The splendour of Fordhall’s Flora

    Our Wednesday Care Farm group along with many of our farm visitors sing the praises of the splendid scene at our Forest School area on the site of our Ringwork and Bailey. The Red Campion (Silene dioica) and Bluebells (Hyacinthoides…

  • Straw Bale Bunkhouse – work is now underway!

    Work is now starting on our Straw Bale Bunkhouse! We need this new building as our existing porta cabins are simply inadequate for our volunteers, our adults with learning disabilities who attend our care farm, and the young people on…

  • Care Farming 2017

    On Wednesdays and Thursdays our Community Garden plays host to our band of people from around Market Drayton and outline areas. These very special people are part of our Care Farming Initiative at Fordhall Farm. (A Care Farm provides health,…

  • Fordhall Organic Farm Dairy Evidence

    Englands first yogurt producer

    Arthur and May Hollins employed demonstrators to promote their dairy products in all of the large stores where their products were on sale. Mr Gauden whose mother worked for Arthur and May back in the late 1950’s and 1960’s recently…

  • Our New Pond Dipping Platform

    On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February we had our first volunteer weekend of 2016. Our intrepid volunteers braved gale force winds and lashing rain to build a pond dipping platform. The platform will eventually be used by school parties…

  • Seedlings and Saplings Group every Tuesday

    Every Tuesday at Fordhall Farm is our ‘Parent and Toddlers’ Group. In our secure and beautiful classroom there are various toys and activities to keep your children entertained, to learn about new sights, sounds and textures and to explore the…

  • Volunteer Weekend, Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th February

    Join us on our Get Mucky Weekend. We will be building a pond dipping platform from recycled plastic and completing work on our educational roundhouse, plus fencing a ditch to protect it from erosion, tree protection and other conservation work…

  • Community Garden Christmas Cracker

    Yesterday (Wednesday 16th December) our ‘Wednesday group’ who is part of our Care Farming initiative held their Christmas celebration. Taking part in our celebrations were lots of invited guests including the Market Drayton Wayfarers, Celia’s mother and father and many…