Schools visit to reconnect food, farming and wildlife
Sheepdrove Organic Farm is a truly unique place and a stimulating environment in which to learn. As a large mixed organic farm we can incorporate many aspects of the farm into the curriculum, whether that’s science, geography, livestock studies, sustainability, wildlife conservation, or just learning where food comes from. We can tailor any visit to your teaching requirements.
At Sheepdrove we believe it is vitally important that everyone is reconnected to the environment and the source of their food.We find one of the best ways to do this is to engage children and young adults.
An organic farm on the classroom doorstepSheepdrove is 2,500 acres of organic farmland made up of a large herd of beef suckler cows, over 1000 breeding ewes, Berkshire pigs, laying hens, ducks, geese and seasonally we have heritage turkeys. The other half of the farm is cultivated for arable crops.
Sheepdrove also has a reed bed system for recycling water, a lake, mature and new woodland, conservation areas for rare birds and 14 miles of hedges, as well as the permanent pasture, ancient chalk meadows and hundreds of acres of organic herb enriched grass fields.
Indoor spacesTo make farm visits even more appealing we have now converted one of our barns, which has room for indoor activities, places for coats and bags, toilets and hand washing facilities and disabled access.
Download our education brochure , list of topics for further and higher education or contact Victoria Hatton, Education and Conservation Officer through the form below.