Being a rural community with 26 acres of land, caring for our organic farm and garden is a major activity for many of the people living and working in Kyle.
We have a very productive market garden run by David, with two large poly tunnels and a large greenhouse (these being good spaces to retreat to for work on wet and miserable days!). A rich variety of vegetables and soft fruits are grown there that keep us fed for much of the year.
On the farm, we have a small number of milking cows that are hand milked once a day. We also have some beef cattle, a couple of pigs and a few sheep, and are planning a flock of free-range chickens in the near future. Our farm is run by Pat.
Many of our people with special needs, supported by volunteers spend some time every week working on the land. In doing so, everyone can get a sense of the cycle of the year: preparing the ground in spring, then sowing and planting out seedlings. After that follows lots of weeding before we can begin to harvest the various crops in early summer and through the autumn and winter.