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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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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

 

Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders

Job 34:14

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