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Princess Christian’s Farm Welcomes Visitors on Open Farm Sunday

Posted on 14th June 2017 in Agriculture

 

Princess Christian’s Farm threw open its doors to visitors at the weekend, as part of LEAF Open Farm Sunday, the industry's national open day to raise awareness of British farming. 

The 115-acre commercial farm, based in Hildenborough, is a unique environment for adults with learning difficulties or disabilities, designed to support their personal development and employability skills. The site also caters for full-time Further Education Foundation students, a land-based schools provision and specifically planned visits from a range of local schools.

Visitors were welcomed by the learners to experience and enjoy the farm environment to collect and grade their own eggs, take a tractor ride and ‘milk’ Daisy, the farm’s life-sized model cow. They also met the farm’s animals including goats, ducks, geese, Shetland ponies, alpacas, yaks, plus a small range of reptiles and amphibians in the farm’s Animal Management Unit.

 

Mandy Hutchings, Hadlow College’s Head of Faculty for Foundation Studies, said: “Open Farm Sunday is hugely important for us, helping to raise awareness of what we offer to the local community and the positive impact Princess Christian’s Farm has on people’s everyday lives. 

“It’s also a vital opportunity for us to engage with the public and make them feel more involved and informed about the farming process and the value of the industry to the UK economy.”

For more information, contact: Philip Orrell, Hadlow Group PR and Media Manager, Tel: 01732 372794, philip.orrell@hadlow.ac.uk

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