Jack Skuse from Sharpham Outdoors, an education program working with audiences and tenant farmers manage an 80 acre permanent pasture farm and works to supports adults with learning disabilities.
He talked about the recognition of education within farming, and shared some of the initiatives that Sharpham Outdoors have engaged in.
On the farm they provide a day service for adult learning disabilities, and have programs running for mental health and trauma; and also they areworking with the next generation of wildlife professionals sewing is the matrix is community of learners is how are people who do you want to want to change their environment and want to work in the natural world. They come to Sharpham from across Europe and stay for few months and then learn about the way we in Devon tackle the issues of nature conservation how they manage the land, how the NGO system works, how schemes like stewardship work and engauge with both the practice and practical rural skills such as hedge laying as well as the colour community sides, working with a less advantaged. A number of schools that come to visit Sharpham Outdoors as well so there is a learning community that centres around the farm and and they are using different techniques to engage them.
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