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STC Open Day

Yesterday (11 June) we held our Open Day in association with Leaf Open Farm Sunday. Over 700 visitors enjoyed finding out more about our work at Stockbridge, with tours of the farm and glasshouses, including an opportunity to see (and purchase) our LED tomatoes as recently featured on BBC’s Countryfile.  For children, activities included bug sweeping, helping plant a new area of Tansy plant to expand our Tansy Beetle Ark, making their own summer planters to take home and many craft activities.  

We were delighted to be joined on the day by Robert Ramsden from Delifresh who presented cookery demonstrations and showcased local seasonal ingredients. The NFU brought 2 young calves with them which proved very popular with children and adults alike, as did the vintage tractor from the Selby Young Farmers group.  When legs were weary many visitors enjoyed the delicious refreshments which were provided by the ladies of Cawood WI.

Well Done to Ingleton Primary School & Birkwood Primary School on their wins at The Great Yorkshire Show

STC were proud to Sponsor the Young Grower competition and the trophy

Ingleton Primary School won the garden vegetable box competition

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Birkwood Primary School won the biodiversity box and as part of their prize they have received a day at STC looking at the biodiversity work we do.

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Food Revolution Day

  http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/

www.schoolfoodplan.com/www

December 2013 – Preparing for Winter

Latest program now on line http://www.discovering-our-countryside.co.uk/2-december-2013-preparing-for-winter/

  • Livestock over Winter – Some animals are seasonal breeders only mating at certain times of year, like sheep in Autumn, others like pigs will breed all year round.
  • A special harvest is about to begin – Shows farmers harvesting some late crops then ploughing land for spring, also showing their skills off in a ploughing match. The harvesting of Christmas Trees is covered too.
  • Using Wildlife to help you celebrate Christmas. – Gives details of how to make a traditional Christmas Wreath decoration using foliage from the countryside.

Also coming after Christmas……

Digging for Education

Grow.4.Me.uk – follow our allotment to help you with growing in school

Autumn Farm visits have started at Wolds Weighton Farm

See the great photos and school comments

http://www.discovering-our-countryside.co.uk/autumn-farm-visits/