Farming and Countryside Education - Our Work with the Community
16 January 2020
Farming and Countryside Education - Our Work with the Community
We believe that by sharing our passion for farming and conservation with the local community, we can do something positive for nature, and for its future. in 2017 we set up FACE: Farming & Countryside Education with the aim to inspire and teach local school children about the outdoors and the environment around them. 

 
The environment which we farm, or that our estate expands onto is hugely important to us. It has allowed our farms (both arable and livestock) to thrive for decades. We have been able to do this over the years thanks to a dedication to looking after the land which we farm, and the surround landscape. Particularly close to our hearts is the conservation of endangered native species, be they little or small. In 2017, we set up FACE: Farming and Countryside Education which aims to inspire the next generation to get involved in these conservation projects, and teach children and young adults about their natural environment.

Working alongside a number of schools in 2019, we set up the “Hazel Dormouse Project” – endangered species’ come in all shapes and sizes after all! Key to the local eco-system, the hazel dormouse needs protecting due to significant challenges it now faces such has habitat loss and predators. Its numbers have been in rapid decline, but we recognised that we could help these small mammals by encouraging them back to the woodlands. Watch the video below to see how together with local primary schools, we set out bringing the hazel dormouse back: