Updates

  • Pancakes and Poo 17th February

    On Tuesday we had our ‘Pancakes and Poo Morning’ as part of our ‘Arthur Hollins Centenary’ celebrations. We had lots of very enthusiastic young scientists from toddlers to 11 years of age ready to play and learn about the magic…

  • Arthur Hollins and Educational Visits

    By 1961 Fordhall Organic Farm had regular visits by organised parties from the towns during the summer months. Arthur enjoyed showing parties around the farm and dairy. Visitors were fascinated and had a multitude of questions about his farming techniques…

  • Wintry jobs in the community garden

    It was very windy and the hail stones were driving heavily across the garden but it didn’t put us off! The Wednesday Group, which is a care farming initiative at Fordhall, was keen to get outside and get on with the…

  • Questions and Answers of Englands first yoghurt / yoghourt producer

    When was yoghurt first made and sold at Fordhall organic Farm? I have found the answer to that question whilst working through the clues for the Heritage project, but what about other Fordhall products? It was many years later that…

  • Heritage project gathers steam

    It was difficult deciding how to record Arthur Hollins’ journey from 13 year old farmer in 1928, who, with his mother produced cream cheese from their herd of commercial Dairy Shorthorns, on a farm where the fertility of the soil…

  • Championing community action at the Conservative Party Conference

    WOW – I have been invited by Social Enterprise UK,as a representative of the rural social economy, o sit on a panel discussing the future of Britain’s Social Economy at the National Conservative Party Conference on Tuesday 30thSeptember in Birmingham.…

  • Summer Fair

    I’d been checking the weather forecast all week and worrying about the imminent rain that was supposed to be appearing between 10am-4pm on Sunday 6th July – which just so happened to be the exact moment that our Summer Fair…

  • Youth Project Fundraiser

    Our Youth Worker, Mike Price has been working at Fordhall since September 2012… …although he has been an avid volunteer since 2004. The Project Mike has been working weekly with small groups of young people who are not suited to…

  • Owen’s Post

    Hi, I’m Owen. I started at Fordhall farm in late November as part of a work experience program set up by the Jobcentre. It was originally just a way to gain some experience in an office role. But once the…

  • Dawn Chorus Walk (Saturday 3rd May) by Volunteer Naomi Boult

    The day started very early for some, and the couple that had the least distance to travel (just up from the yurts) were the last to arrive… not mentioning any names! We had a quick brief from Paul Rutter (expert…