Corporate team CHALLENGE!

Employee team challenges are  a fantastic way to contribute to a local community resource and learn more about the environment that they operate in. Spitalfields City Farm houses a selection of farm animals and has extensive growing areas where we concentrate on growing local affordable food for our community.

We are an essential resource for local people and we also act as an outdoor classroom offering educational tours, groups and classes. Volunteers play a huge part in our work and they come to the farm to learn new skills and be in a safe and welcoming environment. A team day with us can be part of an ongoing partnership with the farm, or as a one-off event, but the benefits are most definitely mutual.

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In 2017 teams gave us over 6,000 hours to the upkeep and maintenance of the farm
— Spitalfields City Farm
 

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Benefits for you

  • Group activities enhance team bonds and boost morale

  • new skills and communications outside TYPICAL working environment

  • Enjoyment of a rewarding day in an inspirational setting

  • engage and visibly contribute to the local environment

  • mitigating the impact of your carbon footprint

Benefits for us

  • receive practical help on site from highly motivated groups

  • EDUCATE the importance of a rural community in London

  • charge for team days to cover staff time and material costs


Tasks

Tasks vary according to seasons and what is a priority at any one time, however, they are always tailored to suit the interests of the volunteers and their skill-sets. Below are just some of the tasks that we need help with but this list is by no means exhaustive and our needs change on a daily basis, so always give us a call and we can talk through what we can offer.

  • Painting - benches, tables, fences and making signs

  • General Gardening tasks - weeding, harvesting, watering

  • Putting our animal muck into bags so that we can sell it on

  • Tidying up the muck heaps

  • Mucking out stables

  • General tidy up

  • Cleaning out our duck pond

  • Laying outdoor paving

  • Improve access for our wheelchair users

  • Build shelving for our new shop

  • New shelter for Donkeys in paddock

  • Makeover - the chicken coop


Charges

Our costs cover all staff time, materials, the use of gloves, boots and any other protective clothing needed for particular tasks and all health and safety requirements. Unfortunately, due to ever growing costs we have been forced to increase our price by £5.

We would also like to reassure companies/organisations that our prices are very realistic and excellent value for money this also helps us to improve the fabric of the farm so that we can continue to offer our much needed service to our community, who live in one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK.

We are also very happy to provide a breakdown of costs on application. We are very interested in having on-going partnerships with organisations and if you think this is for your company then please get in touch.

We can discuss what your requirements and timescales are and what tasks we would like carried out. But also please be aware to get the very best out of the farm be prepared to be flexible on the day as we may need a hand to shift piles of earth, or clean out a particular paddock or pick up materials etc.

Whole days
These are designed to be carried out between 10am – 4pm | Monday to Friday inclusive. We charge £50 per person with a minimum charge of £500 per group.

Half days
10am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4pm. We charge £25 per person with a minimum charge of £250 per group.


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