In Education and Community
In our first 3 months of the grant we have engaged directly with over 250 people through
- 3 farm visits
- 1 film screening
- 4 food workshops
- 1 artists talk
- 1 creative workshop
Displays and Exhibition Space
We have bought and fitted simple display material. Our first exhibition by photographer Walter Lewis celebrated landworkers around the country.
The notice board hand crafted by local carpenter Edward Griffiths has enhanced the outside wall space and is attracting wide attention. We are now working on a changing sequence of local farming seasonal images to display.
We have had three visits so far featuring no dig vegetable growing at Hilltown Organics, dairy farming at Taw River and light touch agro forestry at Silent Haven. We are pleased to be able to support these small scale farming activity.
We will be widening the range of farms alongside revisiting these three farms to give an experience of seasonal change.
We aim to approach and engage wider community especially people who might not normally visit farms. We’d welcome support in identifying such groups and we will be working in partnership with the primary school on this challenge.
We were really pleased to have over 50 people come to the premier of the Landworkers’ Alliance film In Our Hands It was good to use the Ockment Centre as the venue it allowed to serve a local and seasonal supper and create a positive social atmosphere. We have two more films in the new year one of which will incorporate a seed swap.
We have started our food workshops with two on Sourdough bread making and another on vegetable fermentation techniques
These were followed by an Community Apple pressing day in Red Lion Yard. This was done in partly in collaboration with Okehampton Primary School. We are looking forward to starting a monthly family workshop and a series of seasonal creative sessions.
In the news
Our education and community work has featured in various publications.
Recently we have been in …
- Oke Links Online (end of Sep)
- Okehampton Times (2nd Oct week)
- Devon Live Online (2nd Oct week)
- Okehampton Times – apple pressing (9th Nov)
- Oke Links (Nov / Dec issue)
We have established our working practise, developed organisational infrastructure and made good links with local venues. We look forward to extending the reach and breadth of our provision.
A huge thanks to Okehampton United Charities for supporting this work.
Download the Autumn program here