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Purple team day at the farm!

October 7th 2019

Last Thursday we were lucky enough as a team to spend the day as community volunteers at Elm Tree Farm in Stapleton, Bristol. They are a small farm tucked away in the centre of Bristol where they work with and support adults with learning disabilities and autism. They grow a wide range of produce including fruit, veggies, herbs and flowers and create a number of woodwork projects for the home and garden. Everything can be brought from their farm shop or at the local Farmer’s Market.

The day got off to a flying start with jobs being divided up in the team, Les and Andrew were tasked with building a boot rack – a major construction project! Aaron and Stuart were in the gardens building raised beds for the next batch of flowers and Kate, Vicki, Kerry and Jo were deep cleaning the kitchen and canteen… it was hard labour, but we all got on with our jobs with a spring in our step and some help from the visitors to the farm that day!

By the end of the day we were all grubby and tired but the smiles on the faces of all those we did it all for left us in no doubt that the effort had all been so worthwhile. We also had plenty of giggles along the way!