Ouseburn Farm is a charity and working community farm in the urban heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Our story started in 1976 when parents from Byker took over a plot of land on the site where the Farm is now. They wanted their children to have access to nature, to grow their own food and take care of animals.
We’re now a registered charity and remain true to our origins, giving 36,000 visitors a year the opportunity to learn about the origins of food and care for nature through engagement with farm life.
We are also a care farm and our placement programme for adults with learning disabilities, difficulties and ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) is central to our work. We help our placements to learn new skills and connect with nature, each other and their community through meaningful activity in our farmyard, gardens, kitchen, café and visitor centre.
the mantra we live by
This is a place for growing.
Plants, fruit and veg, animals, but most of all, people.
We cultivate joy here. And learning.
We nurture self-confidence and a sense of belonging.
You’ll feel it as soon as you walk through our door.
Lives are being enriched. Needs are being nourished.
It couldn’t happen without our volunteers. Or your donations.
We’re a charity. Run for people, not for profits.
A community-spirited place where everyone is welcome. And valued.
This is a happy place.
A wholesome place. A human place.