Together on Tuesdays – A photostory

We try to take photos to show you some of the things that occur at Together on Tuesdays. You’ll see that there were some stormy skies brewing. Fortunately everyone had finished for the day and were in their way home before the rain arrived. Together on Tuesdays – Photostory


Our visit to Heybridge Academy

We are regular visitors to Heybridge Academy, taking our Flat Pack Farm to help engage with anxious school-refusers and those who would benefit from a little calm in their day.  Here are a handful of photos from our most recent visit.   Flat Pack Farm at Heybridge Academy Oct 2019


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Half Term Fun

Together on Tuesdays will run during half term from 10am to 3pm. Autumn themed activities will include pumpkin craft, a scavenger hunt around the farm and seasonal treats for both humans and animals. Booking is essential.  Please use the form below. THIS IS A FREE EVENT (although donations will be gratefully received) [wpforms id=”2077″]


Spreading the word at The Victory on Mersea

We are great believers in making connections with our local community.  At the launch of our community initiative “Together on Tuesdays” (which is funded by National Lottery money) we were delighted to meet the landlord of  The Victory Mersea. He was fascinated by our aims and philosophy and keen to get involved to support our endeavours. The Victory has a great pub garden and

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Thank You

Wow – What a party!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our first Party on The Farm so amazing. The weather was perfect despite the high winds and rain in the days leading up to the party. But by 4pm the sky was clear and we were ready to get our groove on. We are particular grateful to: The V Team at the University of Essex Cat

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A Typical Day on the Farm

The staff team arrive before the Co-farmers to sure that everything is ready for the day. They check all the animals and preparing the board with the jobs which need doing that day. They will also spend time considering the needs of the farm and the group that are coming in.  We plan what each individual will do, thinking carefully about whether they need

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Roman River Preschool visit

Roman River Preschool Visits the Farm

We were delighted to welcome the children, parents, carers and staff from Roman River Preschool to the farm recently.  The expressions of the children’s faces as they met the animals were adorable. Looks of wonder and curiosity abounded as they got closer to the animals and that was before they were allowed to feed the goats. Cuddly toys that move and eat – pure

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Bev’s First Images

As our new volunteer receptionist decided that she did like us and that she could cope with the cold (an occupational hazard when working on a farm) we decided to let her loose with one of our new tablets (kindly donated by WaveLength) and said “take some photos.” Once she had worked out to keep things in focus, she took some really great pictures.

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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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