National Conference 2013

Another great LNFYS conference! Download the presentations and read about the workshops from our November conference.

Widgit Resources

 For 'Let Nature Feed Your Senses' we are excited to be using Widgits to help school groups and families explore farms and the countryside. Have a look at our 'Farm Day Out' pack.

Evaluation results

The project has had a positive impact on the health and well being of 11,800 visitors over the past three years, read the research report for further details.

LNFYS You Tube channel

We have over 60 clips on our You Tube channel - animation winners, farmyard sounds, rural memories, outdoor activities, interviews and more. Do have a browse.

Free sound library

Listen to the squeals, squeaks, sniffles, snuffles, whirrs, slurps, drones, creaks, crackles, bleating and baaing. The sounds of the countryside are available to listen to now or for free download.

See our photo gallery

 girl looking at an insect she found under old carpets in a wood

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Let Nature Feed Your Senses: farm and wildlife visits for disabled people, older people and young people

Most of us these days have little experience of farming, and this is especially true for people who have difficulty getting out to the countryside. Let Nature Feed Your Senses gives people with disabilities of all ages, older people and people who live in some of the most disadvantaged areas of England, the chance to experience food production first-hand, up close and personal.

Farms, city farms and nature reserves across England have come together to offer sensory-rich visits that help make the connections between food, farming and nature. So far we have welcomed groups from inner city schools, groups with learning disabilities and sensory impairments, and older people with dementia, to experience the plants and animals that help to feed us. See more on the visits in our photo gallery, watch our short films on our films page or read published articles on our news page.

There's no substitute for hands-on experience, and sensory-rich visits allow visitors to touch, smell, hear and taste food production as it happens, in a safe, accessible environment, guided by friendly farmers and nature experts who know the places like the backs of their hands.

Look at our 'Visit a farm' page for your nearest farm and their contact details and schedule a visit. 

A small boy pulls apart the leaves to discover a courgette growing. Click to see more photos of this event. An elderly man is drinking a cup of tea reminiscing about his life as a farmer. Click to see more photos of this event. A young woman is shaking a jar of cream to make butter. Click to see more photos of this event.
An elderly woman is taking hold of a small chick. Click to see more photos of this event. A young girl is smelling a sheep's fleece and screwing up her nose at the smell. Click to see more photos of this event. An elderly woman leans towards a cow dropping her head so the cow can smell her hair. She is smiling and enjoying the touch. Click to see more photos of this event.
A young man is potting up tomato seedlings whilst on a farm visit. Click to see more photos of this event. A group of school boys with a butterfly net are looking for insects in a summer meadow. Click to see more photos of this event. A young woman is holding a red hen close to her. She is stroking it and smiling. Click to see more photos of this event.