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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

  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

  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

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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News Archive

Outside Motivation

England’s largest outdoor learning project reveals children more motivated to learn when outside. Children from 125 schools across the South West of England are happier, healthier and more motivated to learn thanks to a new project commissioned by Natural England …


Coming Soon…

Help in the Animal Barn –  a Weekly Clean Out? Having the new barn will be such a delight especially if we can keep it as clean and tidy as it is now!!! I wonder if there is someone out …


Grand Draw

Following the gift of a wonderful handmade quilt from the Widecombe Sewing Group last summer, many of you helped us to sell draw tickets. We finally made the draw at the beginning of the Nativity and all the three blessed …


Christmas Nativity

What a great weekend we had sharing the Nativity story! The group included adults and young people that had not been to the farm before. Some saw stars for the first time, others appreciated acting in the Nativity with their …


The Christmas Tree Festival

The theme this year at Widecombe church was “Colour” so it was decided by the October group of young people to focus on the colours of all the different people of the world. We went for  “People of all nations, …


Animal Barn

The project began in November and is almost completed. It has been exciting to see the various stages of the process from preparation, through construction, to final touches nearing completion. There have been many different people involved in the barn …


Work Party

A small but carefully selected group blessed us with their hard work and good humour. We enjoyed a father and son team working together at the farm for the first time. Every task on the huge list was tackled and …


Providence House Annual Dinner

In November we had a great evening with the team at Providence House attending their Annual Fundraising Dinner. Good food, good company, good entertainment and a good cause. The young people waited on all the guests admirably, welcoming us all, …


Happy New Year to You All

This promises to be an exciting year with many events and activities happening, many young people benefiting from the farm, lots of supporters and volunteers being involved in so many different ways. We pray that this will be a year …


Inner City Kids Choosing Horses Over Gangs

Here’s a wonderful article from ITV News about the positive effect that Ebony Horse Club in Brixton. This is the kind of work that Shallowford provides when kids from Battersea come and stay at the farm, learning about community and …


And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.

Gen 1:24

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