and be a Farmer for a Day
sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
would like to invite you to experience life on a farm and learn
about how farming has been done through the ages.
are running sessions to teach people about farming and market
gardening in a fun and hands on way. You will get stuck in
helping to look after the animals and gardens and learn about
the traditional tools and techniques farmers used to use and how
we still use some today.
The Farmer for a day course will pay
particular attention to chicken farming and why and how we have
kept chickens through the ages. It is ideal for anyone who is
interested in keeping chickens to learn some practical
traditional chicken keeping skills or anyone who just wants to
come and have fun on the farm and meet the animals.
The Gardener for
a day will teach you about traditional fruit and vegetable
gardening methods. It is a great way to learn a little about how
to grow your own food the natural way showing you how ponds and
wildlife can help keep pests at bay. We will also teach you
about what has been grown in this area in the past including
growing for the markets of London
and the rise of allotments.
There will also
be traditional farm crafts available for you to see and have a
go at. We will have people showing Wool spinning, straw craft,
felting and knotting.
The sessions are
aimed at anyone from the age of eight upwards. They are fun
activity days that will also teach a bit about farming and
gardening. The next session is on Tuesday 25th August
and is Free to attend. Please call or email the farm to register
as places are limited. All we will ask you to bring is
yourselves and a packed lunch. Please do dress for the weather
as most activities are outside.