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    We're a community led farm run on agroecological principles; managed for people and wildlife.

  • Willderland Farm
    If you don’t take care of the land,
    the land won’t take care of you.
    – Farmer Adage
  • Willderland Farm
    Upon this handful of soil our survival depends.
    Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel,
    and our shelter and surround us with beauty.
    Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it.
    – From Vedas Sanskrit Scripture – 1500 BC
  • Willderland Farm
    Big things have little things
    Which sit on them and bite ’em
    Little things have littler things
    And so on ad infinitum.
    – Ogden Nash
  • Willderland Farm
    Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet
    are dusted with spices from a million flowers. – Ray Bradbury
  • Willderland Farm
    Everyone likes birds.
    What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears,
    as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?
    – David Attenborough

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We're based near Haddenham, between Ely and Cambridge, in the Fens.

A unique part of England; dykes and drains divide the fertile farmland, and restored fen habitats. It's a flat land where the skies are grand!

We're a community farm

Willderland farm is a 4.5 acre community farm, based near Haddenham, between Ely and Cambridge in the Fens. We established ourselves as a membership organisation in 2015, with the aim of growing food sustainably, supporting wildlife & benefitting the wider community.

We purchased the land in July 2015, as a semi-improved grassland site. Our vision is to have the land managed for:

Grazing livestock We will maintain and improve the grass sward, using seeds of local provenance and seasonal grazing livestock.

Fruit production & chickens We recently established a fruit orchard, containing apple, quince, plum, green gage and cherry trees. We intend to install fencing to enclose chickens, who will keep the soil clean of fruit pests and enjoy a habitat close to their natural one (they are descended from jungle fowl).

Market & community gardens We are gradually adding to the market garden with raspberries, gooseberries, black currents, rhubarb, already in place. We have yet to establish the community garden, but it will be managed for small scale growing projects, to benefit schoolchildren, or vulnerable members of the community (for example).

Wildlife We want to enhance the land with pollen and nectar rich plants, to help the bees, butterflies, and other insects. We would like to plant more trees and put up bird boxes for birds, and maintain our long grass margins for small mammals and overwintering invertebrates.

Tree planting day January 2016

We have many other ideas for the farm, everything from: growing shiitake mushrooms on oak logs to creating a pizza clay oven, and there will be a Music and Cider festival each harvest! So please find out more about how you can become a volunteer of this fun and worthwhile venture.

Be Involved

Here are some of things you can get involved with when you become a volunteer.

Farm Volunteer Days

Attend farm volunteer days and learn about sustainable agricultural methods.

Seasonal Produce

Receive some of the fruits of your labour, when you visit the farm.

Wildlife Surveys

Understand your local widlife and participate in our wildlife survey days.

Annual Music Festival

Love Music? Love Nature? And possibly a cider or two?

What Our Volunteers Say

and what they get out of supporting Willderland Farm ...

  • It's great to leave London for the weekend & spend time on Willderland farm, relaxing and reconnecting with nature.

    Kasia Brookes Volunteer
  • I’m really excited about helping out with the wildlife surveys, and putting up some nest boxes for the owls.

    Amy Crossley Volunteer
  • I just like having a laugh on the planting days, and I’m looking forward to doing some moth trapping.

    Simon Phelps Volunteer

Support Willderland Farm

Like what you see? We can't wait to meet you and start sharing the benefits of our community.

Get in touch

Contact Us

Get in touch and we'll answer any questions you may have.

Investment at Willderland Farm

Project to establish a new Care Farm for use by the local and wider Cambridgeshire Community Land West of North fen Drove, Sutton Road, Haddenham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3PS

It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Europe investing in rural areas - Logo

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Europe investing in rural areas

Cambridgeshire Fens LEADER - Logo

Cambridgeshire Fens LEADER

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Cambridgeshire Acre