This week I attended a fascinating steering meeting of the Let Nature Feed Your Senses project, for which I am the regional co-ordinator in the South East.  It’s a wonderful project getting people who wouldn’t normally have access to the countryside, out onto farms and engaging with where their food comes from using all their senses.  The project has been an inspiration to be involved in and I have met many wonderful people along the way. 

We have people on our farm with disabilities, families from deprived areas and an section of society that hasn’t been tapped into at all it seems, visits from the elderly living in care homes. 

Sensory deprivation is a real issue amongst our oldest, most treasured members of society. We are so used to being able to engage all our senses that we don’t even consider it most of the time, but imagine not knowing…

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