BILL QUAY COMMUNITY FARM ASSOCIATION CITY FARM PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Bill Quay Farm is a 25 acre city farm on the edge of Gateshead. We are home to pigs, sheep, goats and ponies and a small mammal area with a wide range of small exotic animals.
We have a large space in which we grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and cultivate the land, as well as learning about indigenous plants and trees.
As well as providing a recreational space for our community Bill Quay Farm is also able to provide the opportunity for health, social and educational care
services for a range of vulnerable groups of people including adults and children with learning diffiulties, mental health concerns and other support needs. We
are now proud to be able to provide supervised and supported placements in horticulture, animal care and craft workshops of farming related activities on a regular basis as part of a structured care, rehabilitation and therapeutic alternative to inpatient care. We are a unique service, Bill Quay Community Farm being the only one of its kind in the borough.
For more information and to book your placement on placements please contact:
Corrie Barnes - Therapeutic Farming Offier
Tel: 0191441 9715
Monday: Horticulture 1:30-4:30 (programmes may vary)
Wednesday: Nature and Crafts 9:30-11:30 & 1:30-3.30
Thursday: Full day Farming Experience 9:30-4.30
Friday: Livestock Animal Care 9:30-12:30
Friday: Exotic Animal Care 1:30-3:30
Half day sessions £15
Full D ay session £40
*prices valid until 1/4/17
5 minutes from
Pelaw Metro Station.
Number 27 bus which runs from
Newcastle to Bill Quay.
‘Offering unique training opportunities and practical placements in
horticulture and animal care for individuals with learning diffiulties,
mental health concerns and other support needs’