Friday, 27 June 2008

Extraordinary Devon farms

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.


mountainear said...

But are there initiatives to take us 'hay seeds' to the city and immerse us in things - well, metro-centric? (If that is the word I'm after.)

Flowerpot said...

I think they are a great idea - but I can sympathise with your feelings Mopsa!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

These sound like great projects.