Uncle Paul’s Chilli Farm have been busy working with Weston College since September 2020. So far, we have successfully and consistently delivered education sessions for 5 days a week.
There are currently 15 polytunnels for growing produce and two for small animals. This significant investment enhances the experience of young people and adults when accessing the farm. We have also zoned the tunnels to enable our people to access the different aspects of the farm depending upon their own interests and needs.
The farm has been growing chilli’s and have already produced enough for up to 2 years; enabling the successful production of chilli sauce on site. Langford Nursery is to be our home for a kitchen and shop and are currently under development.
We have also created space with four caravans to enable classroom-based activities to be carried out as well a space for comfort breaks and refreshments.
Our latest successes include being able to offer three young people the opportunity to gain employment via the government’s ‘Kickstart’ programme’.
Uncle Paul’s Chilli Farm is continuing to grow at a fast pace, with even more opportunities being created for young people, such as free residential vacations on the Jurassic Coast donated by Lewis Family Partnership (LFP), with free boat trips provided by MV Freedom.