Our new receptionist

Well she’s stayed all morning so we should really introduce you to Beverley, our new volunteer receptionist.labe In the real world, Beverley is a secretary in the University of Essex’s Estates and Campus Services department. She has decided to volunteer here on her day off – we think that’s pretty marvelous. In the picture she is putting labels on “BeeBombs” that are going to

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Becoming a co-farmer

We’ve written a lot about our co-farmers some of the things they’ve done and also said how people get referred to our service.  We realised, however,  that we haven’t yet told you what happens in those early days when they are new to the farm. We posed this question to Emma, the centre manager and this is what she told us. The first week

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Settling in to the new term

We’re a few weeks in to the new term (the other day someone said we’re half way to Halloween but we don’t want to think about that yet) and everyone is settling in. We have welcomed back some old co-farmers and are delighted that we have some new ones too.  Everyone is getting to know each other and in a separate blog Emma our

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Support us today and brighten our Autumn

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Essex Uni Team Building Day

Staff from Essex University Admissions Team decided not to go too far from home for their team building day. They built straw igloos, went on a treasure hunt and tested their engineering skills building egg launchers. Easily the best team building day I’ve been on. Very impressed by the range of activities and ethos of the farm


Marsh & Mclennan Corporate Volunteer Day

Marsh & Mclennan chose to hold a volunteer day at Wellies-On. They cut the hedgerow back to make way for the disabled access to the yurt. Measured and create shuttering ready for concrete for the new yard area. The photos show what great work they did. We hope they enjoyed themselves; they made a big difference to us.


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Five Freedoms For Animals – Co-farmers learning

Today the co-farmers learnt about the Five Freedoms for Animals. The Animal Welfare Act places a duty of care on people to ensure they take reasonable steps meet the welfare needs of their animals. It means that anyone looking after animals must take care of their animals properly; it is designed to ensure people are proactive in their approach to care, rather than just

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Essex Lottery and Wellies-On

Be Our Sunshine This Spring

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Our Calming Room Is Finished (almost)

We’ve finished our calming room. If you look back at The Calming Room  and Update on the Calming Room  you’ll already know how we’ve taken a junk room and worked with our co-farmers to turn into a space they both need and want to be in. The final steps have now been completed. Les from Computer Medics Essex has been in to install two computers

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Update on the Calming Room

A couple of weeks ago we told you about our project to re-purpose one of our under-used spaces and turn it into a room that our co-farmers can use to regroup and relax. We’ve had some fabulous donations and our co-farmers have worked extremely. The transformation is almost complete and so we thought we’d show you before and after photos.     The Co-Farmers

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