The S.H.E.D at Frogmary Green Farm

No ordinary shed!

The Schools' Health Education Den at Frogmary Green Farm The SHED Garden at Frogmary Green Farm

The S.H.E.D at Frogmary Green Farm: A place for kids to learn about the importance of good health and wellbeing.

No ordinary shed, The S.H.E.D at Frogmary Green Farm is the latest venture in our goal to educate kids and the community in the sourcing, production and management of our food.
The S.H.E.D – Schools’ Health Education Den – is a resource for organisations, such as schools and other targeted groups, to educate and encourage children and families in growing and cooking food as well as help and advice on how to make healthy choices and the positive impact of healthy eating on personal wellbeing. The S.H.E.D’s location on a real working farm reinforces the field to fork ethos and the surrounding farm provides a growing area, forest school and much more beyond the fence. It is our hope that many school children, young people and families will be able to experience the The S.H.E.D and will gain valuable education not only in food production and cookery but also emotional coaching, mental health, wellbeing and outdoor learning.
Cllr Christine Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing opened The S.H.E.D and said: “I am delighted Somerset County Council is supporting such a great venture. It’s a wonderful way to encourage schools to get out of the classroom and onto a farm to learn about growing food, healthy eating and nature at its source. I’m sure the children will enjoy their visit and remember it for a long time.”

If you are interested in finding out more about The S.H.E.D, visit the Somerset Children and Young People Health and Wellbeing website. The opening and further details about the classroom and its benefits were captured in a video available on YouTube

Autumn Farming

It certainly was a welcome relief to finally see our forager parked for the last time on the Saturday 28th of October, a long, tough season for all. 
A huge thank you to all our dedicated staff for the long hours spent getting the maize harvested and the next crops drilled.

Autumn Farming: Drilling
Autumn Farming at Frogmary Green Farm
Autumn Farming
The long season harvesting maize was due to good growing conditions during the summer improving the yield of the crop - now all clamped and ensiled. We have also been loading potatoes into our cold stores this past month. This ensures a constant supply of lovely British potatoes throughout the whole year.
Open Gardens and Family Fun Day at Frogmary Green Farm

Open Gardens and Family Fun Day at Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton on Sunday 22nd October

Even with the last remaining wind from Storm Brian and an almost dry afternoon, we had a wonderful attendance of 420 visitors to our gardens, arboretum and ponds last month.

This year, our visitors had plenty of fun activities for all the family enjoy, including an activity trail and Goodie Bags for our younger visitors and Emily’s Groom Room Fun Dog Show, which was hugely popular with our furry friends. The first dog class started at 2.30 and a queue was in place from 2pm ready and barking to start! 

Along with the warmth and a chance to sit down in the Cookery school and conference rooms with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, there were stalls to visit and some home-made cakes to buy from Frogmary, all of which were very popular.

Unfortunately, with the strong winds, it was too dangerous for Tree Climb Adventures to attend, but they’re already booked in for next year! Thank you to everyone for attending and we look forward to welcoming you back to the farm at our next event.

Open Gardens Day: The SHED activities
Family Fun at Open Gardens Day, Frogmary Green Farm
Open Gardens Day at Frogmary Green Farm
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