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The Results Are In! – City to Farm

As you all know, A group of up to 10 adventurous cyclists took on the 250 mile challenge from Battersea in London to Widecombe on the Moor (Dartmoor) between 25-29 August 2019. The aim was to raise £20,000 for two …

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Journey Log – City to Farm 2019

Journey Log – City to Farm 2019

A group of up to 10 adventurous cyclists took on the 250 mile challenge from Battersea in London to Widecombe on the Moor (Dartmoor) between 25-29 August 2019. The aim was to raise £20,000 for two related charities: East Shallowford …

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East Shallowford Farm – Open Day!

East Shallowford Farm – Open Day!

Feel welcome to join us on Saturday 14th September 2019 from 10.00am  – 6.00pm and learn more about the opportunities we can provide. Shallowford is a place of learning and building experiences that opens doors to many who have no …

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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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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

 

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;

Prov 24 v.3

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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