This City Farm Day a Bath-based farming charity has something special to celebrate thanks to a cash injection from the West of England Combined Authority led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.
On a visit to the 37-acre farm situated between Twerton and Whiteway, the Metro Mayor found out how the farm is setting up training courses in horticulture, food growing and catering especially for local people with disabilities.
Over 80 people will benefit from the £50,000 investment which will help pay for three specialist staff members so two brand-new courses can take place.
Farm director Brendan Wistreich explained to the mayor how people on the course will gain new skills in horticulture, food growing and catering. The Mayor also got a sneak peak at the farm’s new indoor community café, farm shop and edible garden due to open in later this year as volunteers give him a tour of the farm.
Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Cooking, digging, cultivating and growing, Bath City Farm training will give more people experience, knowledge, confidence and the skills they need to learn, grow and thrive. And what’s also great is so much of this happens outdoors in such a beautiful setting and with a really supportive community. Happy City Farm Day! I can’t wait to come back for the opening of the new cafe.”