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Discover Forest Foods & Higher Farm

Discover Forest Foods & Higher Farm

Liz Turner of Trees for Health offers guided walks, learning opportunities and practical skills at Discover Forest Foods agroforestry project. She can teach about growing food particularly trees, other annual/perennial plants, wild food and the creation of a healthy diverse food ecosystem that supports wildlife and people.
A 'compare & contrast' can be made with modern agriculture (at the level to suit the age group) and this can be followed up or preceded with a PowerPoint presentation in school on agroforestry, how it mimics nature and how it has the potential to influence our culture, health, environment and economy.
Visits are available for all age groups with a wide range of potential topics, e.g. from a discussion about growing food efficiently, to looking at wildlife in the pond, a wild food forage, having a go at planting, weeding and harvesting, or just taking the opportunity to relax & use your senses in nature!
Between mid June & mid July this can be extended to include a wider walk on the farm with Mike Rogers the farmer. This can include looking at the animals and crops, hedgerows, conservation measures, bird hide and world war 2 bunker! Many groups have enjoyed walking across the farm down to Beesands beach, meeting their transport there. All curriculum subjects can be covered.
Contact us to discuss your requirements. Leader Liz Turner has extensive experience delivering outdoor education with Trees for Health, both in schools and at Higher Farm, Beeson. Mike Rogers, the farmer here, has been leading farm walks for many years with all age groups and covering many topics, issues and the curriculum.

Facilities

  • Coach parking
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets

Covered space being added in 2016.

Pricing

For the agroforestry project with Liz Turner. For full day £100-150, half day, £50-75. To be negotiated depending on activities required. If suitable for the group, discounts can be given on occasions for helping with a few tasks. Cost of farm walk with Mike Rogers - on application.

Delivery Items

  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Tailored programmes

Accreditations

CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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