About Us

 Check out our most recent review presentation to learn about the work of the centre here         FLC Presentation

The Farming Life Centre provides health/well-being and business related information and support to the farming and rural community of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District.  We run continupus projects to address the (often hidden) health, social and economic inequalities and deprivation within the upland farming community, which are delivered at outreach locations and from our base in the Agricultural Centre in Bakewell.  The underlying ethos of all our initiatives is to improve the resilience of the rural community by supporting our residents of all ages to deal with their challenges in a timely way – before they reach a point of crisis.

Recent Art course attendee Trish Justin says ….The venue was most comfortable and a pleasure to visit in its own right. I loved seeing the artefacts around the building, particularly the utensils in the kitchen and it was delightful to see a historic farm such as Blackwell Hall still very active today.

Mary pours the tea2 HRH laughing

The Farming Life Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015 and was delighted to mark this milestone with a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales in October.  Over the years the charity has successfully developed and run projects in the fields of mental and physical health, heritage, the arts, business support and development, skills development and confidence building. During  2016 we reached over 300 rural residents and farming families, we aim is to improve on this reach in to the future.

Stu Mycock gives instruction on stock