EMBRACE THE OUTDOORS IN THE NEW YEAR
You are invited to the Botanic Shed launch event at Asthall Manor, Burford, supporting Jamie's Farm.
Winter drinks, romantic vistas and a Cotswold walk.
Saturday 8th January
Asthall Manor, Kitchen Garden, Asthall OX18 4HW
Donate or buy tickets using the link below.
Please join us in raising awareness and funds for Jamie's Farm by supporting our low-key launch event on Saturday 8th January @12 noon.
All proceeds from this event are going to a charity we've chosen to support called Jamie’s Farm - a brilliant initiative which acts as a catalyst for change, enabling disadvantaged young people to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
What to expect if you are coming to the event:
Lara Cowan, founder of Botanic Shed, and Rosie Pearson of Asthall Manor will be at the Potting Shed in the kitchen garden where you'll be given winter warming drinks and snacks, between 12 noon - 1 pm.
At 1pm you are invited to join a guided, gentle, 2-hour guided walk across the Cotswold valleys to Swinbrook and back to Asthall.
The walk is being led by FT contributing editor and award-winning gardener, Jane Owen. Come with ideas and thoughts to share about the walk, nature, birdsong, friendship and anything else that chimes with a stroll through one of England's most beautiful valleys. Bring an open mind and well-worn waterproof walking boots.
About ASTHALL MANOR, OXFORDSHIRE
Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire – former home of the Mitford sisters – is owned by a good friend of ours Rosie Pearson who restored the Jacobean house and gardens, which now provide the setting for a biennial celebration of contemporary sculpture, On Form run by Rosie and curator and art consultant Anna Greenacre. The main garden was designed by Julian and Isabel Bannerman, and has featured in several books and magazine articles.
The permaculture kitchen garden is a stand out feature run by an incredibly accomplished gardener, it is a divine sanctuary, with its wildlife-friendly food produced by organic methods for the Asthall Crop Share community.
The Potting Shed is an 18th Century rustic, stone shed with a pretty outdoor area offering the perfect place to enjoy views of the Windrush Valley.
About JAMIE'S FARM
'Enabling children to thrive at school & in society.'
All proceeds from this event are going to a charity we've chosen to support called Jamie’s Farm - a brilliant initiative which acts as a catalyst for change, enabling disadvantaged young people to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. They work together with the education sector to save disadvantaged children before they slip through the net.
They do this through a unique residential experience and a rigorous follow-up programme, combining farming, family and therapy. Their therapeutic focus supports children to shed negative labels and see themselves in a positive light – tackling the root causes of exclusion.
Being socially or academically excluded often has a profound impact on a child’s life: a downward spiral of life expectations can begin that can affect relationships, education & employment.
Help us bring Jamie's Farm's proven solution to 2,000 children this year by involving them in running their farms. Early intervention has been highlighted as a key means of addressing this problem.