About us

Children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children at Nethercott Farm in Devon in 1976. The charity offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. It is an intense, ‘learning through doing’ experience of a different life – for children who may not know where their food comes from and have limited opportunities to explore the outside world.

We now have three working farms, where we welcome around 3,000 children and 400 teachers a year.

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