Cyrenians Farm, based near Edinburgh, Scotland, uses organic and permaculture principles and was established in 1972 as a Community Care Farm working with homelessness in a different way.

They created “residential communities” where homeless people could come and live alongside others coming from more stable backgrounds. The mixing of peer support and a stable home offered people a real chance to find their feet, feel heard and to create a safe space to build their lives.

Today it still hosts a community of young people coming from a background of homelessness, but is also a successful income generating farm.

  • 2018
  • Established Projects
Photo: Cyrenians

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