Ivy Farm is a working farm of 50 acres on Mersea Island. The farm has a flock of North Ronalsay Sheep, chickens, horses, an orchard, arable and pasture land. The farm has some areas of woodland and fronts onto the river Pyfleet and the River Colne. The Owner, Ralf Spence, is a trustee of Greenpath ventures. Ralf is keen for groups to engage with the workings of the farm and many of our sessions revolve around the different tasks the season has to offer.
Activities on the farm
We can guide groups through a wide range of farm-based activities including: Sheep rooing, apple picking and pressing, winnowing corn, milling flour through to making bread, daily animal care, and much more.