Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Bridgend ESDGC Conference Tondu Primary

Our Welsh Farm had a brilliant day at the ESDGC conference we were one of many stalls promoting this subject at Tondu Primary School.

The Opening speech was made by James Fletcher, a climate change champion in 2008 from Pengam , Caerphilly . He is currently studying a BA in Politics and International Relations at Reading University. An inspirational speaker and we will watch this space for more news..............
a clip below from 2008

This was followed by Steve Lambert who shared some of his experiences of best practice as part of the Sustainable Development Team in BCBC. All this and more was shared with teachers at the end of the conference as a resource DVD.

Thanks to all the teachers who visited "Our Welsh Farm" in the IT suite and if anyone missed us and would like to get in touch please do.

Don't forget to visit Open Farm Sunday to find a farm near you.  Grab your wellies and visit a Farm on June 12th 2011!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

February- Sheep in waiting! Open Farm Sunday is coming!!

Our Welsh Farm is getting prepared for lambing lots happening in the next few months. Spring is on its way all sheep have been scanned and results good despite the cruel winter we have had.

We are hosting a french agricultural college group on the 9th of March they want to experience rural Wales. I hope they enjoy must get out the phrase book!!

Lambing will begin at the end of March and we will be lucky to have the expertise of a Bristol Uni Vet student  learning from both sides will be a great experience.


I am now Welsh coordinator for Open Farm Sunday an initiative of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming).

LEAF brings farmers and consumers together to raise
awareness of how farmers are working in harmony with nature to produce good food with environmental care.

After the success of "Care for your Food We Do!" the theme this year is " Discover Life on British Farms" If you wish to find out where you can visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday June 12th 2011 please visit the website Open Farm Sunday .
If you are a farmer and would like to get involved or just thinking about it please attend one of the workshops which are being held across the UK in March/April. Please have a look OFS workshops. Attending a workshop will give you all the hints and tips you need to host a success event and could make up your mind!