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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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Transforming Lives

“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!!”

The experiences that are delivered at Shallowford Farm are transforming in so many ways;

The simple acquiring of knowledge, broadens their understanding

The exposure to wide open spaces, gives them “space to think”

The caring for animals that are dependent on a gentle approach, quietens a restless spirit

The need for others to help in completing a farm task, generates cooperation and consideration, a sense of belonging, being needed and valued

The peacefulness of the animal’s environment changes attitudes to the farming industry

The concern for the wellbeing of each animal generates a caring and respectful nature

The reflections around the fire in the evening accepts different views and opinions, nurturing tolerance, acceptance and understanding.

The understanding of wild places develops a love and concern for its future conservation

The exercise and fresh air produces rosy cheeks and an appreciation of feeling fitter.

The new experiences stimulates future pathways – “I definitely want to work in food production/with animals/be a vet/find a job outdoors…”

These can all apply to visitors of every age and background, everyone leaves the farm different to when they arrived and so many return for more – “I must get back to the farm”!

“ I have not been as happy as I have been today for a very long time”
– Young person, Ashburton, 2018

 

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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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