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City to Farm 2019 – Help Us Meet Our Target

City to Farm 2019 – Help Us Meet Our Target

10 riders will be cycling from Providence House to East Shallowford Farm between 25-29th August 2019. We are raising funds to help continue the vital work of these 2 amazing charities. Please give generously by clicking here. Or by clicking the …

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Wonderful Summer

Wonderful Summer

As the schools planned for their end of year activities, Shallowford provided the magic that would carry them through the summer and beyond. To different age groups, Shallowford provides different things. However, the magic tends to fall into one of …

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Thank you to our Amazing Volunteers

Thank you to our Amazing Volunteers

The summer has continued with many groups, day visitors, amazing volunteers (Big Hannah has worked miracles to keep us neat and tidy whilst entertaining and myriad of small people), whilst Small Hannah re-arranged the chirping chicks which are growing at …

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History Revealed

History Revealed

The Caravan was not the only historic entity to vanish over the weekend. So did one of the stables once built by Malcolm (then a young lad from Battersea, now a trustee living in Plymouth). This project has exposed a …

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Bins for Food, Bins for Muck

Bins for Food, Bins for Muck

In between our core business, Will Dracup has been busy making sure we remain efficient and up to quality agricultural standards. With help from a local building firm, two bins were moulded from cement, to hold the pig muck and …

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:25

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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