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Help Keep Bridge Farm Community Owned

By phoebeb
8th April 2024

The land, encompassing 3.58 acres, was initially a rough grassland with bramble but has since evolved into a diverse space becoming the home of a variety of growing and land based projects.

The volunteers explain “Bridge Farm, set in the heart of Bristol, is a vibrant community-led initiative. Our land is a patchwork of aspirations and achievements, combining elements of sustainable farming, community building, education, and well-being enhancement.”

The farm is an open site where people can grow food together, break bread together, get their hands and feet in the soil, care for animals and become part of an inclusive community.

Bristol’s Bridge Farm offers access to green space where people can begin to take back control of where their food comes from and to make a contribution to growing it themselves.  It is a great educational and social resource for young and old to understand how to rear farm animals and to respect what they give us.

The crowdfunding page explains that “The Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT) has the opportunity to obtain £850,000 through the Community Ownership Fund (CoF), to purchase the farm and to renovate the barns. However, to do this, we need to raise £200,000 as match funding. The Ashley Vale Action Group will support with £100,000 with a match fund on the land sale. That leaves £100,000 still to find.”

CPRE Avon and Bristol firmly believe there is an important place for a project such as Bridge Farm and that it should be retained in community ownership.

Help Bridge Farm stay accessible for all by donating via CrowdFunder at


Find out more about the Farm at