Edinburgh Cyrenian

A FARM WITH A DIFFERENCE

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Cyrenians Farm is a Social Enterprise located just west of Edinburgh. As well as a working farm producing local fruit and vegetables, we are also home to a community of vulnerable young people, many with backgrounds of homelessness. The Farm grows food and helps the Community to grow people providing a range of opportunities for individuals, including young trainees, to develop skills and confidence as a step towards a settled lifestyle.

We enjoy the help and support of volunteers from many and varied backgrounds and cultures, who come to help on the farm. There is the opportunity of working alongside some of our residents and trainees and this can be a most rewarding experience.

Over 80% of our young people say their experience at Cyrenians Farm improved their self-confidence, self-esteem, motivation and ability to manage their own lives.

Team Building
Our farm-based projects provide an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to build team working skills whilst getting the satisfaction and reward of supporting the work of the charity

Donations
We are working towards being a self sustaining project through the provision of training, the selling of produce and the Corporate Team Challenge initiative. We benefit from individual and corporate support to assist us in this development.

For example;
• £10 would buy a new chicken and feed it for 2 months.
• £50 would buy us two fruit trees
• £125 would provide a day of land based skills training for one of our trainees
• £275 would give us a new bee colony to provide more honey
• £1500 would refurbish a polytunnel with a new skin, hard paving and an irrigation system
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