Heeley City Farm

Project Category: Registered charity and OtherProject Tags: Clean Environment, Disability, Gardening & Food Growing, Older People, Other, Vulnerable society, Waste & Resources and Wildlife & Conservation

  • Our Story

    Heeley City Farm is a community farm in Heeley, Sheffield. 

    Founded over 30 years ago, it began with £20 in the bank, donated saplings and flower seeds, a hut and a goat and masses of help from enthusiastic local people. 

    It now employs over 50 people, many who live near the farm, and as well as being a livestock farm, has projects supporting young people, families, community elders, healthy eating, local food growing sites, heritage, archaeology, adults with disabilities and learning difficulties, fuel poverty reduction, energy conservation, forest schools, environmental conservation and work experience. 

    We also have a vegetarian and vegan community cafe, The Farm Kitchen, a peat free Garden Centre and the South Yorkshire Energy Centre, which provides help and advice on sustainable energy, fuel poverty and helps tackle isolation. 

    We have food growing sites at Meersbrook Park Walled Garden, Firth Park Community Allotment, Wortley Hall Walled Garden, Low Edges and Norfolk Park Community Garden as well as a kitchen garden at the main farm site.

    Our main site, on Richards Road, is located just 10 minutes from Sheffield City Centre, is a free visitors centre, a certified ‘Conservation Centre’ by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and an education centre.

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