Farms for City Children

Farms for City Children is a charity organisation offering 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 author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children at Nethercott House in Devon in 1976 and now have three working farms, where they welcome around 3,000 children and 400 teachers a year.

Ridan installed a Medium Ridan Composter at the Nethercott farm in North Devon a few years ago, but over time have now added them to all three farms.

School Manager, Dan Jones from Lower Treginnis Farm in Wales says: “They will be able to help in all areas of composting, learning how their food waste can help create a greener environment.”

Between the three farms, over six tonnes of food waste is created every year and all recycled by Ridan Composters.

Barry Searle, manager of one of the farms said – ‘It is rare these days to buy a product which exceeds your expectations like the Ridan, food waste to usable compost takes just 10 weeks. Our tomatoes have been grown in the compost produced and are bigger and better than ever before, a lovely fine potting compost!

Take a look at this previous case study

Visit the Farms for City Children website