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About Us

Harwes Farm offers a unique opportunity to visitors to get back to nature; to discover the beauty of the countryside; to recover a sense of self; and to find ways of creative expression.

The Vision

A local community of all kinds of people who are healthy, happy and inspired.

The Mission

We want to share this beautiful place!
The offer is: access and activity in the countryside for Education, Recreation and Retreat around our three distinctives: Sustainable Living, Spirituality and Music & The Arts.

Our Values
  • Everyone is welcome here – inclusivity
  • Everyone is unique and has equal rights and worth – individuality
  • We welcome every visitor personally – hospitality
  • We seek to build ongoing relationships with all of our visitors – legacy & a sense of belonging
  • Lack of finance will never be a barrier to taking part
Our Objectives
  • We will go out to meet our groups – we will deliver interactive packages to local schools and community groups around our three distinctives: Sustainability; Spirituality; and Music & The Arts.
  • We will welcome visitors here to the farm to enjoy Education, Recreation and Retreat.
  • We will encourage participating groups to engage in all of our distinctives and activities, building a holistic perspective on 21st century living.
  • We will create change in our local community and beyond by delivering ongoing and broad education, by giving access for personal inspiration, by maintaining good relationships and by allowing creative expression.
Business Structure
  • Harwes Farm is a Community Interest Company.
  • A not for profit business that will benefit the local community.
  • Its operation is supported by project funding, investment from funders and income generation.
  • Harwes Farm CIC promotes volunteering and the sharing of resources and skills with partners and participants.
Governance & Management

Company Directors

  • Mrs Gillian Taylor – Project Director
  • Mr Andy Taylor – Director

Advisory Board

  • Mrs Alison Taylor-Ashworth – Primary education advisor
  • Mr Keith Ayling – Song Writer & Artist
  • Rev Andy Gray

Gill & Andy Taylor will run the social business based at the farm with Gill acting as lead director. Some activities will be delivered itinerantly to groups and schools mainly over winter months, and visits to the farm will take place predominantly over the summer.

Harwes Farm CIC will buy in partner specialists to deliver a wide range of services and it is envisaged that a team of volunteers will be raised to support the work.

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