Cyrenians Farm Enterprise & Community

Contact details

Cyrenians Farm Enterprise & Community
12 Humbie Holdings
near Kirknewton
West Lothian
EH27 8DS

Public phone: 0131 333 5202

Email: farm@cyrenians.scot

Website URL: http://cyrenians.scot/social-enterprise/cyrenians-farm

General information

Service offered: Cyrenians Farm is a social enterprise and residential community near Kirknewton in West Lothian, only 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The farm is home to a Cyrenians Community of young people living in peer-supported accommodation and provides opportunities for residents and volunteers to grow food, skills, ideas and confidence. We are a small farm or ‘market garden’ with 8 acres (about one field to most farmers). We have an orchard with 250 fruit trees, 8 indoor growing houses, outdoor growing spaces, 110 free-range laying hens, a craft workshop, a production kitchen and an eating and meeting space. We grow a range of Organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, and produce free-range, Organic eggs for sale to individual customers and wholesale. We offer a range of volunteering opportunities for people from all walks of life as well as corporate volunteering events.

Target group: Young single people aged 16-30 who are homeless or at risk of long term homelessness. No local connection required. Residents usually have support needs around mental health, learning disabilities or offending.

Area served: Edinburgh / West Lothian

How to contact: Phone(0131 333 5202)/Email

Availability

Monday: 9am-5pm (Phone)

Tuesday: 9am-5pm (Phone)

Wednesday: 9am-5pm (Phone)

Thursday: 9am-5pm (Phone)

Friday: 9am-4.30pm (Phone)

Weekends: Out of hours on-call system

Office Hours:

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes - limited

Accessible toilets: -

Access notes: Farm community has an accessible building but is based along a pot holed private road.

Other information

Languages other than English: We have international volunteers who speak many different languages.

Charity number: SC011052 - Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)

Year established: 1968

Staffing: 2 full time and one part time staff at each service, development workers and managers, 6 live-in volunteers.

Public transport: Wilkieston bus stop - 10 minutes walk. Kirknewton railway station - 20 minutes walk.

Record last checked: 22 September 2022

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