Farms for City Children

Michael is one of the Vice Presidents of Farms for City Children, a charity that 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.

Children’s writer Michael Mopurgo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children in 1974 at Nethercott, Devon. In addition to Nethercott, the charity now operates 2 additional working farms in Pembrokeshire and Gloucestershire.

“Farms for City Children is an inspirational charity. It teaches children in a hands-on way where real food comes from and it connects them to the land, landscape and the value of the foods that we eat and enjoy.”

The charity’s fundraising efforts help to subsidise the true cost of each child’s visit by one third as well as to look after the three historic farmhouses where the children stay.

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