Infinity Farm are delighted to announce that we have set up an apiary in the Stormont estate. Thanks to the environment team at the NI Assembly and the Belfast Soroptomist society for helping to make it happen! A big welcome also to the new bee keeping team of four; Bob Foy, Rachael Ludlow-Williams, Alan McMullan and Cathal Tunney. Read some more about it in the Irish News.
Infinity Farm graduate from the School of Social Entrepreneurs
We have graduated! This year long programme of professional development, peer support, action learning, financial support and specialist one to one mentoring has been invaluable to Infinity Farm. The business has grown allowing us to better fulfil our aims of increasing awareness of pollinator decline, reconnecting people to the environment and improving health and wellbeing. For more information on the programme delivered in Scotland follow the link: https://www.the-sse.org/schools/scotland/
Check out the Amplify NI Blog post all about Infinity Farm!
Infinity Farm have benefitted from ongoing support from Amplify NI over the past few months, thanks especially to Ashleigh Hunter who has given encouragement and one to one mentoring, helping us to stay positive in the face of adversity! If you have an idea for a socially engaged project I definatly recommend making contact with Amplify NI.
Read the blog here: http://www.amplifyni.org/stories
Infinity Farm at Stormont
Infinity Farm gave a presentation about our story and experiences as a new social enterprise to the Soroptimists society. The event was held at Stormont, the parliament of Northern Ireland. Hosted by Claire Bailey MLA the event included a talk on climate change and the economy delivered by the Bank of England NI agent, Francis Hill.
Building a buzz about Beekeeping
Sunday Telegraph article ‘Building up a Buzz about Beekeeping’ Infinity Farm co founder talks about the work we do and the benefits to be gained for Belfast
Infinity Farm - an urban agriculture and art project, aims to connect bees and plants by introducing pollinator friednly plants to urban environment, and people to bees through workshops in making things like beewrap (reusable packaging), body butter and lip balm from bee by products. 'I love living in Belfast but it could be a greener city’ says Tonya McMullan, a beekeeper at the farm. To support their hives Infinity Farm are activly planting up their local area with pollinator friendly plants 'there is a lot more that can be done to make Belfast greener and healthier city’ she continues, 'Beekeeping feeds into that as it makes you feel more connected to the environment. The bees also do well in cities because it is a little bit warmer and they have a more varied diet’
Sunday 13th May 2018 - telegraph.co.uk
Urban Beekeeping Talk
Talk from Infinity Farm at 12 noon on Sunday 15th October, 2017 at Mount Stewart, talk is free you just have to pay to get into Mount Stewart