Food & farming in the news
Articles, news & blogs with a focus on the benefits to different groups of engaging in, and learning about, food production and farming.
Arranged in chronological order, most recent at the top
10 Ways to Teach Children about Where Their Food Comes From
“Ways that parents can help to connect their children with the outdoors in general and farming in particular.”
Farmer’s Wife & Mummy blog, 6 July 2017
Lack of Government funding leaves kids wondering where food comes from
‘A leading farming charity has warned some children are missing out on learning where their food comes from because of a lack of Government funding.’
Farmers Guardian, 28 Jun 2017
How to Make Dog Walking Fun
From dog sledding to tracking & geocaching – get outdoors with your dog!
Active Outdoors, 1 May 2017
Meet the hunky headmaster who teaches kids to use a shotgun
Focus on a primary school in East Sussex using Forest School sessions and animal husbandry with its children.
The Telegraph, 7 February 2016
Care, farms & dementia
Indepth blog post on care farms & the benefits for people with dementia.
Pippa Kelly, 13 January 2015
The young pupils who think farms grow mud
One in six children is also unaware vegetables are grown there, survey finds ‘Nearly half of primary school children have never visited a working farm and one in 25 believes that farmers ‘grow mud’. A new poll has revealed widespread ignorance of the countryside and origins of food.’
Mail Online, 14 July 2014