Everything that we do is about enabling co-farmers to reap the benefits of having a regular, meaningful, outdoor occupation. Our focus is not on disability, but on co-farmers’ abilities – both existing and potential – and we use the rich opportunity offered by a working farm with its seasonal practices and outdoor activities, to bring out each person’s abilities and strengthen them, enabling co-farmers to build life and work skills, while making friends and having 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.
Alongside our weekly co-farmer schedule, we also run a programme for school students – Doing, Belonging, Becoming, and an EmployAbility project that supports young people to build work skills and experience.
Oxford Good Eggs
Our co-farmers play an active role in FAI Farm’s organic, free-range egg enterprise, gaining work experience, learning about work culture, and getting to know the community by delivering to customers around Oxford. Co-farmers learn how to collect, check, grade and pack eggs. On Fridays, co-farmers accompany FarmAbility staff on the egg delivery. To learn more, please contact JP@farm-ability.org.uk.