Farm Walk: West Town Farm - Devon

24 September 2013 16:30 - 24 September 2013 19:30

Andy Bragg, West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter EX2 9TG Devon

Farm Background.120 hectares. Main enterprise: Beef. An organic farm, 3 miles from the city of Exeter, West Town produces primarily beef and pork. The farm places a tremendous emphasis on getting people out, onto the land, holding 150 educational visits a year.  An innovate relationship with OrganicARTS, a charity based on site, helps the farm realise its aspirations as an educational and community hub. Together the farm and OrganicARTS also hold a number of open days throughout the course of the year to increase local knowledge of food and farming. For more information, please visit www.westtownfarm.co.uk

Attendance is free but advanced booking is absolutely essential. We will send out directions prior to the walk.



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