Farmers

Calling all Farmers - are you a farmer who would like to host visits from local schools?  We want to hear from you! 

Contact Will Marcombe, our Farm Links Officer for help and advice on setting up farm visits, as well as advice on training for teachers and farmers.

E: wmarcombe@soilassociation.org
T: 0117 987 4573

If you would like more information about how to safely host school groups on your farm, please refer to this document.


Food for Life's EU project

The Food for Life Farm Links team are involved a number of projects to help support farm visits for schools, both in the UK and developing new training programmes with partners in other European countries. This enables us to share best practice and learn from the work being done in other countries.

Erasmus 

Erasmus+ funded programmes

The Food for Life Farm Links team are involved in two EU-funded Erasmus programmes which aim to develop trans-national training and support for farmers and educators.

Bio Farm

Learning Place Bio-Farm

The partnership with six EU countries will offer online resources for teachers, farmers, coordinating agencies, NGO staff and any other individuals involved in delivering educational activities on organic farms. It will include an e-learning course presenting five modules about practical aspects of hosting farm visits, including interactive elements like audio tracks, video and useful web-links. Find out more.

Sus Kinder

Sustainable Food in Kindergartens

This partnership with seven EU countries will offer an e-learning course for staff in Early Years settings to help improve the learning around food in these nurseries. It will include improving the food and dining experience, together with practical ideas on cooking, growing and farm visits for ‘kindergartens’ to undertake. The web portal will include useful information, web links, photos and video footage to help engage young children with food. Find out more.


Case Study

Planning farm visits with the farmer to make trips fun and effective

Ladysmith Infant School and Nursery in Exeter, Devon, makes the most of its termly trips to West Town Farm by inviting farmer Kevin Cotter into the school to talk to about what to expect on the farm.