Heeley City Farm news

Posted on June 1, 2010 by


On Monday 26th April staff and participants from Heeley City Farm joined local climate activists to help tell our leaders to wake up and take greater action on climate change.

Including the Learning Disabilities group and young volunteers, 40 of us met outside the Energy House and formed the words “Wake Up!” for the photograph you can see here. The Wake Up campaign calls for stronger targets to cut our greenhouse gases and to create thousands of jobs in clean energy.

On their first day in their new job-share at South Yorkshire Energy Centre, Kate Stott and Jenny Patient were happy to ‘walk out’ with so many other people! Jenny added: “At the Energy Centre we want to help people keep warm for less money – there should be more jobs doing more work to make our homes cosy and green.”   

The ‘Fuel Buster’ team has been very busy over the past few months, travelling all over Sheffield to give out free information and advice on saving energy and saving money. We attended many community events, visited local organisations and headed into schools to provide fun interactive ‘Fuel Buster’ sessions.

The next “Fuel Buster Fun Day” will be on Saturday 19th June 2010 between 11am-3pm, the same day as The Heeley Festival. Come and join in with the fun games, activities and trails that will be ongoing throughout the day. 

If you would like us to come and work with your group or school please don’t hesitate to contact Vicky Moore on 0114 303 9981 ext.2.  

Since the revamp of The Farm Kitchen in February 2010, it has become increasingly popular with visitors and staff alike. Open from 10am-4pm everyday The Farm Kitchen offers a delicious array of fresh foods and homemade cakes all at a reasonable price. Offering a child friendly environment we’ve hosted many fun activities including that of a Teddy Bears Picnic as part of our “Healthy Eating” programme.

Heeley City Farm is proud to present our latest arrival in the form of a Mangalista Red Pig, 7 Soay lambs, 2 meatlink lambs, 3 Welsh mountain badger face lambs, 1 Baggot goat and 5 new chicks. So don’t be shy and come and make some new friends, visiting the Farm is free of charge!

Do you remember the houses on Alexandra Road, Anns Road and Richards Road? If so come and let us know what you remember! Following the success of last years community excavation ‘Life at No.57: The Sheffield Terraced House Dig’ we are going to continue this year. As well as researching the history of the farm site we will be having an Archaeology Day at Sheffield University 10th of July to tell everyone what we found last year and our plans for this year. Then we will be having two weeks of archaeological activities at the farm from the 17th of July to the 1st of August, this will include looking at finds, digging and scientific analysis.