Since 2015, Mount Lodge Farm has offered the opportunity for young people and adults with additional needs to engage in fully supervised farming related activities.

Our service users have the opportunity to work together carrying out meaningful and therapeutic tasks on the farm. Learning to care for livestock, growing and caring for vegetables and flowers emphasizes the importance of healthy eating, hygiene and exercise. Working as a group, our service users improve their social skills, tolerance of others and have an important role within the group and the farm environment. And most importantly they meet new friends and have lots of fun!

Mount Lodge Care Farm. Special Needs Adult Farm Education, Biddenden, Kent.
Mount Lodge Care Farm. Special Needs Adult Farm Education, Biddenden, Kent.

Activities include:

  • Animal & Poultry care
  • Woodwork/ Carpentry
  • Horse & Donkey grooming and exercise
  • Vegetable & plant production
  • Walking, orienteering
  • Cooking from home grown produce
  • Photography & rural crafts

Our animals include sheep, chickens, ponies and donkeys, which provide the service users with great hands on experience while caring for and learning about the daily needs of the animals and also the general maintanance of the farm.

Mount Lodge Care Farm. Special Needs Adult Farm Education, Biddenden, Kent.
Mount Lodge Care Farm. Special Needs Adult Farm Education, Biddenden, Kent.

Your day on the farm may include:

  • Meeting in the workshop for morning catch up, briefing and refreshments
  • Feeding and cleaning out animals, collecting eggs
  • Farm maintenance, walking dogs, grooming ponies & donkeys
  • Watering plants, planting seeds & harvesting produce
  • Preparation and cooking of produce for group lunch
  • Photography and art & rural crafts
  • Creating your own personal journal

If you like working with other people and making new friends
If you would like to learn how to plant and grow vegetables and flowers
If you like feeding, grooming and caring for animals
If you would like to make soup from vegetables you have helped to grow, or cook an omelette from eggs you have collected
If you like making or mending things.  Or if you just like being outdoors in the countryside surrounded by nature then come and meet us at Mount Lodge Farm

Discovering Opportunities and new friends
LearningNew skills and interests
Developing Confidence and self-esteem

Contact Helen Stow:
Telephone: 01580 291803
Mobile: 07961 826031
Email:  theworkshop.chicken@gmail.com

Mount Lodge, Benenden Road, Biddenden, Kent,
TN27 8BY (Just off the A28)

Mount Lodge Care Farm. Special Needs Adult Farm Education, Biddenden, Kent.

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