Being a Working Hill Farm was integral to Elizabeth’s concept and continues to be essential to going forward.
There are small animals on the ‘home’ farm for children to interact with safely, and the more challenging proper engagement with the larger animal farming process is vital to the experience. The last group enjoyed bringing in and sorting sheep for the Shallowford Nativity and groups in the summer and autumn worked with Paul Edworthy performing many farm tasks.
We are grateful for the help he has given us in making a valuable link with Broadaford, our one working neighbourhood farm. We are committed to maintaining East Shallowford as a working hill farm, despite the economic challenge that this presents. It is intended that the diversification into working with the school groups will support this aspiration.