Reading Field Day this week I found out for the first time about Risdon Farm, not a million miles from here. Now, I may not have any Christian or other religious principles, but using farming to ground lost souls seems to me a sound pursuit (as long as I don't have to believe in god en route).
There's the marvellous Farms for City Children, set up by Clare and Michael Morpurgo, also close by. Other city youngsters get a taste of farm life through the Black Farmer, and a chance to explore art inspired by organic farming with Organic Arts, again in Devon. And then there are the LEAF farms, the South West having its fair share of those.
There are probably heaps of amazing farm projects like this in the county, using farming as an instrument for achieving a variety of social objectives.
Selfishly, my social objective is to keep me and mine fed whilst being kind to the environment, and thus to ourselves.