How long does it take your Christmas dinner to grow?
Thursday, 04 December 2014 15:29

Christmas dinner : Garnished roasted turkeyHave you thought about what goes into producing all the components of your traditional Christmas dinner?

Create and Cook Competition 2015 launched
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:13

Reigning BBC Masterchef: The Professionals Champion, Chef Steven Edwards launched the 2015 Create & Cook Competition in Sussex at The Pass Restaurant, South Lodge Hotel (on 10 November) to encourage 12-14 year olds to enter this hotly contested cookery challenge encompassing Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Festive Wreath Making Workshop
Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:13

Five A Day Market Garden near Theale offer festive wreath making workshops.

Cooking and Nutrition GCSE Consultation
Friday, 07 November 2014 15:16

The Department for Education is currently carrying out a consultation on its proposed reforms to GCSE and A level subject content for teaching from 2016. Among the various proposed changes is a proposal for a new Cooking and Nutrition GCSE, which is described in the following terms:

Bread in the new Curriculum
Friday, 07 November 2014 10:11

breadTeachers are invited to a bread making workshop to take place in Norwich on January 31st.

British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business by nominating FACE in celebrations
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:59

BHTBritish Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd has reached a quarter of a century in business this year, supplying trees and hedging to forestry, farming and landscaping markets. To mark this milestone and to support the future development of UK farming and the countryside, the Lincolnshire-based company has nominated their Anniversary Charity Partner as FACE (Farming and Countryside Education). As well as becoming a FACE Partner, British Hardwood will be donating a penny per bare-root plant sold online this season via their consumer site www.treesandhedging.co.uk.

Fantastic location and inspirational speakers!
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:04

logoWhat better words of praise could we have received about the FACE/FFS Regional Conference held at Annable's Farm in Hertfordshire?

Over 40 attendees enjoyed the stunning surroundings of Ian Pigott's new Farmschool where we discussed "Growing links for the future of agriculture and related industries."

Natural Solutions for Tackling Health Inequalities
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:33

NatEng 700x700pxConcern about the health of the nation through physical inactivity has never been higher on the agenda and it is very timely that the Natural Solutions for Tackling Health Inequalities report, which shares the opportunities that the natural environment provides for low cost solutions, is launched.

To read the full report visit www.instituteofhealthequity.org/projects/natural-solutions-to-tackling-health-inequalities

CEVAS courses available
Friday, 15 August 2014 09:42

ATF A7 BlockFarmers and farm educators are reminded of forthcoming courses on which places are still available.

Successful Sustainable Schools event
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 16:04

Sus schoolsSeventeen schools from St Albans District in Hertfordshire came together to consider how we need to look after the earth's resources and what actions we can take today to care for our future. The event took place at Annables Farm School which opened this year and is run by FACE's Chair of Trustees Ian Pigott.

CEVAS expands to meet demand from farmers
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:19

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Farms which open their gates to the public, either for school visits or visits by children and adults with additional needs, can now benefit from the newly redesigned CEVAS training.

Please vote for FACE!
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 09:50
FACE200lowFACE has been shortlisted to receive the proceeds of the Muddy Matches Charity Messaging Event, which will run from the 8th until 14th December. During that time they will donate 10p per message sent through the Muddy Matches website to the winning charity.
Lantra Careers Competition
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:41

There’s just over a month left for pupils to enter Lantra’s Careers Competition. With prizes including a tablet computer, e-reader, digital camera and £250 of training vouchers, this is one competition not to be missed! 

Teaching and Learning at your local dairy farm
Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:37

guernseycalf011Children of all ages can benefit enormously from visiting a working dairy farm and a film is available to help teachers understand the benefits and to answer some of the questions teachers might have about arranging such a visit.

Essex Packed Lunch Plot competition
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:34
Edible Essex would like to invite all Primary Schools in Essex to take part in the ‘Packed Lunch Plot’ competition. Win some FANTASTIC PRIZES for your school by planning what to grow in a small plot and then designing your own lunch menu using the produce. In addition to the £1000 of equipment, the winning school will enjoy a free visit for their class to RHS Hyde Hall to plant their winning design and their teachers will receive 2 RHS training vouchers. Runners up will each receive £200 in gardening vouchers for their school and 1 RHS training voucher. For full details see here: http://edibleessex.org.uk/pplcompetition/
CEVAS Wales course
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 14:00

FACE200lowAre you a farmer, smallholder or community gardener who is interested in hosting school visits? Or do you work for an organization that runs countryside visits for schools?


Green Growth 2 Exploring Sheet
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:37

Wind turbineFollowing on from an earlier Exploring sheet about types of  green energy, a new addition to the Exploring series tackles the topic of wind farms.

Free CPD Training in Bristol
Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:00

FACE200lowWindmill Hill City Farm is working with FACE to offer free CPD twilight training for teachers and teaching assistants.


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