Near where Judy and Dorian live in Bristol is a neighborhood called St Werburghs; from our friends’ flat, it’s a pleasant walk through through the city allotments (community gardens) to St Werburghs City Farm, a free, independently-run farm focused on education. Before I go into more detail on the farm, may I just mention how extraordinary the St Werburghs allotments are? It was an overcast morning the day the four of us treked down a narrow and muddy path to the farm; the light was the sort that makes everything look so very lush, and in every direction over sloping hills all I could see was green from the efforts of the allotment lessees. It was inspiring.
Back to the farm…
If you thought I was a dawdler in the markets of the world, you should see me on a farm. Oh, how I get sidetracked by things such as a goat’s rectangular pupils or the posture of a chicken. I could easily spend several hours with the bunnies alone, not to mention a mama pig whose piglets share a birthday with me. Luckily, we didn’t have plans until around ten-thirty that evening…
Click on the picture below to see a slideshow of St Werburghs.
St Werburghs City Farm
Bristol BS2 9YJ
+ 020 0117 942 8241