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A New Warden at Shallowford

A New Warden at Shallowford

I’m sitting at my desk fully intending to write an amusing and informative article –  but it’s far too easy to ‘lift my eyes to the quiet hills’ and watch the clouds scudding through a blue sky. The birds are …

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Will goes up before the Judge

Will goes up before the Judge

  Dear all, We finally got Will up before the judge! Well done to Johnny for setting in up, and who knows where it may lead. Useful too to see how relatively straightforward such an outreach exercise is. For the …

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Changes at Shallowford

Changes at Shallowford

  Having worked at Shallowford for many years now I have seen several changes but all for the good. Shallowford has always been, and still is, a place where you can find God in the centre of all things, a …

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City to Farm Sponsored Cycle 2019

City to Farm Sponsored Cycle 2019

It’s going to be a tough ride. Between 25-29 August 2019, up to 12 friends and supporters of the Shallowford Trust and Providence House Youth Club will cycle the 250 miles from Battersea to Dartmoor. We’re not asking you to …

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Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

It is going to be a very busy year for the team with many more groups coming to enjoy the farm, learn from the animals and immerse themselves in the wild spaces around us. Please do keep an eye on …

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Shallowford Farm – Transforming Lives on the Farm

To see a cutdown version of the promo video click here.

 “One of my children came to your farm this year (she’s actually in the promo film) and I was so proud of her for what she’d done. It was really great to see such a difference!!”

How can we care for wild places if we do not understand them? How can we understand them if we do not immerse ourselves in them?

Shallowford Farm is a unique and inspiring place set in the heart of Dartmoor.

Here, people of all ages can come and be immersed in a whole new way of life and reflect on a deeper understanding of themselves, others and the environment around them.

The farm experience, which became known as “A lung for the city”, was created by Elizabeth Braund and Rosemary Bird. In the 1970s they recognized, from their youth work in Battersea at Providence House Youth and Community Centre, that a sense of community and self worth could not be developed fully without the opportunity to experience wild places and God’s creation, to develop curiosity, imagination and challenge.Distant view of the farm

THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT SHALLOWFORD FARM DOES!

Hundreds of people from Battersea have shared the Shallowford experience and love to tell their stories of life on the farm and what it has meant to them. Successive generations have come again and again to a place they trust and love.

We stimulate learning by doing, a sense of community, purpose and belonging.

Our vision is for this work to continue and grow through the development of further residential facilities at the farm. The development plans include additional homely accommodation, excellent learning facilities, safe handling farm stock pens, recreational areas and efficient wet weather facilities,

There is potential during school terms to host school groups for week long school visits. The intention is to continue to develop East Shallowford as a small mixed farm suitable for such visits by young people and adults.

Boy sliding aling the wet grass creating a shower of water

As our immediate available funds are finite, fundraising is well underway. We are seeking to secure funding beyond our own capital resources to support the costs of development, subsidise the residential visits from inner cities and so make a difference to young people’s lives and that of their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders

Job 34:14

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The Shallowford Trust – A charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England & Wales
Registered office: East Shallowford Farm, Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7PW
Charity number: 1105186 Company no: 4430825