Shillingford Organics Farm School

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Email: Farm School or Farm Events Enquiries     Contact: 07517 153293

Farm School is an outdoor, natural learning experience connecting children to the soil and the countryside by engaging them in fun, hands on, farming activities. These vary from soil preparation, composting, sowing, to caring for and tending on plants, and harvesting and sharing their own crops.

Our Mission

Shillingford Organics Farm School CIC works on the land of and in partnership with Shillingford Organics. As an organic farm Shillingford Organics believes that alongside ethically producing and providing high quality food to the local community, the farm's greatest responsibility is to pass on wonderful knowledge about the unlimited generosity of our fertile land to our children. Through our Farm School we aim to help them develop a sense of curiosity and provide them with the tools and the skills they need to establish a life-long relationship with our land, based both on harmony and gratitude.

Our Farm School Site

We have carefully chosen and allocated a beautiful, safe and easily accessible field; one of our avenues between the fruit trees to be our Farm School field, where we will be running most of our courses and activities. We are fencing all around the site, making sure the site is safe and has got a toilet, running water, compost bins, wonderful raised beds to work and use as our main planting ground. We also have a polytunnel as well as a chicken coop on our Farm School site.

Role of the parents

  • Drop off your children!
  • Volunteer in our sessions. Our farm school is meant to be an outdoor farming activity for the whole family, parents are encouraged to stay, take part in our sessions and share the fun!
  • Enjoy a nice walk around our farm, and organic refreshments with other like-minded people enjoying the idyllic surround.

 

Parents are also strongly encouraged to car share, in order to minimize pollution as much as possible and avoid too much traffic on Barton Lane, which although only about 4 miles away from Exeter city centre, still is a part of our beautiful Devonian countryside.

Our Courses

Our courses run from the spring with Miracle Catchers groups, then in the summer we run Growing from the ground up, and in the Autumn we run the Harvest Season, then we run the Winter is Coming follwed by The Winter is Here during the Winter. Because we have very limited place available, please make sure to book well in advance make your whole family a part of our wonderful experience.

Our courses run once a week as a morning activity both on Wednesdays and Fridays, after school club on Thursdays and Fridays, and on Saturday mornings, and afternoons.

The courses fees are meant to cover our running costs and enable us to invest in the upkeep of the site, as well as in educational and gardening tools.

BOOKINGS 

             

Preschoolers - which is every Monday/ Wednesday mornings and afternoons. (preschoolers can also join our homeschooling group on Fridays)

After school clubs - which run on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays afternoon,

Homeschooling group - which enables us to support homeschooling families children and adults in their learning journeys and gives them the opportunity to meet up with like minded people, groups of mixed ages on Friday mornings. 

Our groups run with a maximum number of 6 children for preschoolers, and 8 for older children, that's why booking in advance is highly recommended.

Farm community events - a number of events throughout the year aims to promote healthy eating and ethical living in the community

Birthday Parties: We run farm themed, natural completely sugar free parties for details please

Email: Farm School or Farm Events Enquiries     Contact: 07517 153293