Please contact me for further information on how our resource can be used to meet your individual curriculum needs. Outlined are some potential links….
Farming as a business
Abbey Farming provides a great opportunity to consider:
- Modern food production
- Sustainability of agriculture
- Globalisation – the smaller world
- Citizenship – responsibilities and rights
Hedgerow / Microclimate investigation
There are literally miles of hedgerows on the farm – old, new, laid offering many opportunities for study. Investigate how planting a new hedgerow impacts on the microclimate of the surrounding fields.
There are a number of wooded areas on the farm – older woodland and more recently planted spinneys. These offer areas to compare and contrast and look at the varying plant / wildlife living there.
The farm has a wide variety of land uses and is well suited to the exercise of land-use mapping. Using older maps of the farm consideration can also be given to how the farm has changed in line with agricultural history.