Our Farm Ranger programme offers Learning Disabled adults the opportunity to gain new skills and grow in confidence. Our Farm Rangers have a wide range of disabilities and skills. Our Learning Disabled Rangers gain work experience whilst looking after the farm, caring for animals and working on our horticulture project.
Little Gate Farm is a 46 acre farm in Beckley, East Sussex. The farm is half pasture, half woodland and it’s in the East Sussex high weald area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Little Gate Farm is predominantly a sheep farm and lambing is the busiest time of year for us. In addition to the sheep and the lambs we have two alpacas, Carlos and Pedro, rabbits, goats, chickens and cats. We also have Saddleback pigs, horses, ducks and Geese.
Feeding and caring for the animals is daily task for our Rangers.
Our Rangers grow a wide variety of fruit and vegetables for the kitchen. They also grow a range of flowers and flowering shrubs. The garden is only one year old and so still developing. In future we have plans to grow micro salads and a cut flower garden.
Many of our Rangers enjoy learning traditional craft skills at Little Gate Farm. These include outdoor crafts such as carpentry and woodwork and indoor crafts such as knitting, weaving, painting etc. We also have regular cooking activities using fruits and vegetables that we have grown or foraged.
Would you like to join our Farm Ranger programme for adults with Learning Disabilities?
- Placements are limited. Applicants may be eligible for funding through Adult Social Care.
- Transport to and from the farm is provided as is any equipment needed.
- To find out more, contact Claire on 01797 260125 or firstname.lastname@example.org