You can be forgiven for thinking that you are dreaming when you’re in the middle of Gloucester and you see cows or sheep running about. But since 1998, St James City Farm has provided a taste of the countryside in the heart of the city of Gloucester.

With exciting projects ranging from learning how to grow your own vegetables to getting young people to design and build livestock housing, the City Farm has partnered up with a range of organisations to get these ideas off the ground. Offering hands on practical farm experience shows how we can connect young people to these opportunities, acting as a gateway, building knowledge, experience and aspirations so city kids can have fun, learn and benefit from interaction with animals and nature.

The farm is run as a community project by ‘The Friendship Cafe’ a registered local, charity, run mainly by volunteers. Connecting the tremendous talent in the City with the many opportunities in training, employment and leisure found in the country is what we want to do.