The Mayflower Project is a programme for women in recovery from addiction based at Little Parks Farm, a smallholding in West Somerset.

We offer nature based activities and crafts in our outdoor setting surrounded by trees and animals.

Through practical and creative activity sessions we support women to develop new skills, build confidence and connect with nature, building resilience, and discovering joy, friendship and laughter around the campfire.

Activities range from willow weaving, jewellery making, tree planting, fire lighting, campfire cooking, animal care, nature ID, foraging and herbal medicine, whittling and using tools. All activities are completely voluntary and at your own pace – we recognise that sometimes you might just need a cup of tea and a chat.

I feel a really special kind of grounding & connectedness when I’m in nature, still or walking. My sense of touch, the grass under my feet or my hands in the soil & the smells. My senses come alive.

Becky

Dates

Summer Term

Thursdays, 25th April to 23rd May, and 6th June to 18 July

Autumn Term

Thursdays, 12th September to 24 October, and 7th November to 5th December

The sessions

We meet at the Farm at 11.00 am and finish at 3.00 pm.

We start with an activity in the morning after lighting a fire and putting the kettle on. We cook lunch together and eat around 1pm, then we spend the afternoon finishing off the morning’s activity or taking some time to explore the woods and fields.

We provide transport from Taunton, and we have plenty of parking.

Referrals

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The view at Little Parks Farm