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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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Word for Today: Farm to City and the Sheep of his Pasture. Thursday 7th June 2018.

They were two families, single mums, of course, each with twins. They were in temporary accommodation and in a strange place. In a strange place where they were constantly looked at, even gawped and peered at, as if they were themselves something strange. At least it was warm and sheltered, and food and water readily available, and at night there was security.

One family were highlanders, and the other white-faced Dartmoor. Yes, indeed, there are sheep by Clapham Junction! And pigs and calves and a tractor, with ducks, chicks and chickens, and a goose, not forgetting the turkey.

Almost 300 have taken the organised tour, school children, young people, and other groups. Hundreds have stopped to peer on their way to work, at the Farm to City experience set up outside Providence House Youth Club on Falcon Road, Battersea.

This is providing a unique, hands on educational experience each day this week for Battersea School children, culminating in a community day on Saturday 9th June.

There are 12 learning activities to help bring alive something of the farming and food production to inner city young people, all put together in partnership with the Shallowford Trust and Providence House. Definitely worth a visit.

Back to the sheep. Sheep are a great metaphor for community, and a great illustration for caring and being cared for.

This is what Psalm 100 says:

‘Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His.
We are His people.
We are the sheep of His pasture.’

Each of us, today, look to God for identity, for belonging and community, for care and protection.

Amen.

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Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made

John 1:3

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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