Meadows Farm & Animal Sanctuary was created by our charity Shiva Trust. It is based on the idea of Social Farming – Social Farming (‘SF’) is the practice of offering family farms and smallholdings as a form of social service. The farm remains a typical working farm (we are a growers farm, our farming practice is based on the Method of Natural Farming) where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farm’s activities. It also reconnects farmers with their local communities.
Our current projects we are working on are :
- 1. The Environment,
- 2. Nature Spaces,
- 3. Animals,
- 4. Employment for Young People and
- 5. Wildlife.
Our Farm provides sanctuary for rescued animals, natural habitats for wildlife, and space for our environment projects. It’s also a wonderful safe environment, and an amazing support for our staff, and volunteers to get more involved with nature and develop their physical and mental fitness.
A study by the University of Derby with a recent analysis of a large-scale nature challenge scientifically shows how important feeling part of nature is to our physical and mental health.
WE AIM TO ENACT SOCIAL CHANGE SO THAT SOMEDAY WE MAY ALL EXPERIENCE A COMPASSIONATE WORLD FOR ALL PEOPLE, ANIMALS, WILDLIFE, NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
WE BELIEVE THAT ALL BEINGS DESERVE THE RIGHT TO A LIFE FREE FROM THE FEAR OF PERSECUTION AND CRUELTY OF ANY KIND.
We Need Your Help!
Its a big idea with great challenges; and we know we cannot do it alone. We have come this far, and yet still there is so much more we can do. With your help we can achieve greater still.
Together Everyone Achieves More!