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Farm Academy update

Helen Carey: For the last three years I've been running the Soil Association's London Farm Academy project which is part of the Food For Life Partnership and is funded principally by the City Bridge Trust. I have been working with five schools each year - a mixture of both primary and secondary. In a nutshell it is about getting young people out on residential stays at organic farms of between 2-3 nights (or day visits in some cases) followed by running their very own farmers' market back at school.

07 June 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

Peak countdown

Liz Woodward: The countdown to the first of the Peak District Markets has started. Teachers and pupils alike are a hardy lot here in Derbyshire and despite snowdrifts and blizzards preparations are well underway. Jane came over from the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust to run some ‘planning workshops’ at Monyash, Brassington and Dove Holes primary schools. The pupils proved to be very creative and enterprising with their ideas. A few got carried away thinking about chocolate fountains, Easter eggs and popcorn though! Some teachers had very worried expressions and were starting to wonder what they had let themselves in for.

14 February 2013 | 9 Comments | Recommended by 2

Chilli jam, giggly pig sausages and multi-coloured cup cakes

Helen Carey: Chilli jam, giggly pig sausages, multi-coloured cup cakes, Wyfe of Bath cheese, butter making, Eastlea baked sourdough bread, sunflowers, dancers, a toddler sized chicken and ferrets! – were just some of the items that featured in Eastlea Secondary School’s first ever farmers’ market held on a sunny Saturday in March in Newham – East London.

07 June 2012 | 39 Comments | Recommended by 5

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