Farms for City Children

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About Organisation

Our vision is a world where all children and young people benefit from being connected to food, farming and the natural environment.

Farms for City Children exists to ensure that children and young people experience personal growth and develop enhanced transferable life skills through food, farming and outdoor learning activities that connect them with each other and the natural world.

Living and working on a farm fosters independence, confidence, resilience and self-esteem. Enhanced physical activity and increased social interactions, through tasks that require collaboration, empathy and acts of service, enable children and young people to leave us with increased learning and engagement, improved connections and wellbeing, and an enhanced sense of environmental citizenship; outcomes that are sustained upon returning to the home and class setting.

Through our offer to schools we welcome over 3,000 children per annum for a 5-day residential stay at one of our farms. This year we will increase our impact by offering non-school stays, enabling us to embrace more groups of young people and their families by working with community organisations. Through our fundraising we subsidise 50% of the cost of a week on the farm, and we endeavour to secure funds to grow our beneficiary numbers and benefit ever-increasing diverse groups.

We would love to hear from community organisations interested in our offer and to explore opportunities for meaningful partnerships.

Farms for City Children

Exeter, EX5 4EJ
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