Situated on the edge of Heswall Dales on the Wirral Peninsula, Dale Farm provides a day service for adults with disabilities and/or mental illness giving people the opportunites to learn life skills through the therapeutic use of horticulture. The Farm is accredited by the Soil Association
We use all aspects of horticulture to create a working environment in which people can participate. We grow organic fruit and vegetables in the fields and polytunnels and keep bees to make our own award wining honey.
We sell our fruit, vegetables and honey in our farm shop which is open to the public every weekday.
We operate a national environmental award winning recycling project whereby manure is brought to the farm and composted ready for use. We then sell and deliver to the homes of people throughout the Wirral for use as garden compost. We also supply split seasoned logs to the public and offer wood chippings for sale.
Our sensory garden with it’s raised beds allows access for anyone with mobility difficulties or sensory impairments. It is a wonderful place to stop for a moment and appreciate the spectacular views across the Estuary to the North Wales coast
The Farm is run as a partnership with Wirral Council and the Dale Farm Trust
Dale Farm Trust
In November 2013 the Dale Farm Association (Registered Charity Number 506582) became the Dale Farm Trust (Registered Charity Number 1156516). The Trust follows the Association by supporting the operation of Dale Farm as an organic farm, particularly by making grants to fund specific projects.
The Trust has 11 trustees, all volunteers or former volunteers and is supported by Mark Diggory, the Farm Manager.
The Trust is presently putting in place its operating procedures and planning for the future.
The picture shows a recent Trust meeting (left to right around the table) Bernd Heerwagen, Ian Johnson (Secretary), David Chadwick (Chair), Wendy McKeown, John Sprigge (Treasurer) Jim Lester and Naomi Graham. Other trustees are Jack Heery, Ken Howard, Paul Lloyd Thompson and Joe Lucas.