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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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Our Mission

The Shallowford Trust has a clear purpose and mission. This is set out in the Shallowford Trust’s Charity Framework (Charity Number 1105186) “the charity runs a farm in the heart of Dartmoor to which it organises visits, principally for children from London and other cities to experience life and work on a farm. The trustees hope their visitors will gain greater knowledge of the wider created order and a Christian understanding of it.”

So many people have found Shallowford a wonderful place to come to for refreshment and new challenges; to spend time re-adjusting; re-connecting with themselves and their life-journey. And the Trust’s mission is to build on that. Volunteers are now able to give to others something of what they themselves received. Supporters are helping to expand the mission and outreach of Shallowford. And a small, dedicated staff are committed to Elizabeth Braund’s vision. Shallowford is taking on a new lease of life as volunteers, supporters and staff grow the shared mission to widen and deepen the experience that is Shallowford.

Slavic sitting beside the huge open fire in the sitting roomOne visitor couldn’t get over the excitement of finding wild blueberries growing ready to pick and eat “without anyone cultivating them!” – Dartmoor abounds in this fruit. Other visitors find the timeless experience of sitting in front of a log fire in a 400 year old room is amazing – “it feels like the home I’ve never had.” We can’t predict what people will take away from a stay at Shallowford, but we do our best to provide the opportunities for such experiences.

We believe that Shallowford, with all its richness and beauty and life, is the perfect place to enable people to encounter something bigger than themselves. With such a wonderful environment, and so many dedicated people involved, we hope that you will come and see what it’s like for yourself.

 

The BBC News Channel reported about Outdoor Learning boosting children’s development. You can see the article here:

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The wild animals honour me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

Isaiah 43:20

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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