Everything that we do is about enabling co-farmers to achieve. Our focus is not on ‘disability’, it’s on the ability of our co-farmers, and we use the rich opportunity offered by a working farm with its seasonal practices and outdoor activities, to enable co-farmers to build their independence in living and work skills, to make friends, and to have fun.
Co-farmers engage in animal husbandry, horticulture and other purposeful activities on the farm throughout the year. We offer a friendly, responsive and person-centred environment where co-farmers feel valued for their contribution to the life of the farm. Many co-farmers follow an accredited learning curriculum (ASDAN) on the farm, which evidences their progress, and we are now running a Supported Internship scheme for people seeking employment.
Our co-farmers play an active role in FAI Farm’s organic, free-range egg enterprise, gaining work experience, learning about work culture, and delivering to customers around Oxford. Co-farmers learn how to collect, check, grade and pack eggs, while working towards a nationally accredited award. On Fridays, co-farmers accompany FarmAbility staff to deliver eggs to customers in the city. To learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.