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people we work with
people we work with

People We Work With

Rushall Farm work in conjunction with a number of partners.

Rushall Farm holds a Bluebell weekend in May when the public have the opportunity to visit the farm. This weekend is run in association with the Reading MS Society for whom we raise funds.

This is our 30th year of this long running association.

W. Cumber & Son (Theale) Ltd.

Rushall Farm is owned by the Cumber family who also farm 1500 acres at Manor Farm in Marcham, Oxfordshire

Soil Association

All organic farms have to be certified by a registered body. We use the Soil Association who are the UK’s main certifying body and also do a lot to promote countryside and farming education

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)

Farming & Countryside Education are the major organisation promoting outdoor farming and countryside education. Rushall Farm works closely with FACE. FACE provide national recognised accreditation for both the education staff (CEVAS Part 1) and the farm (CEVAS Part 2)

Ella’s Kitchen & Five a Day Market Garden

Ella’s Kitchen an international organisation who make organic baby and toddler food regularly fund visits by younger children to the farm. As well as having an amazing day with us the children all go home with an Ella’s Kitchen goody bag. Many of the visits they fund also incorporate time at Five a Day Market Garden in Englefield. This social enterprise works with the community to provide education about how to grow their own food. We also work closely with Cronkshaw Fold Farm in Lancashire who also host visits through Ella’s Kitchen.

Other organisations we work with

Outdoor Academy an outdoor pursuits provider use Rushall Farm for some of their activities and provide us with actvities for some of our school camps Every year in June the Englefield Estate in West Berkshire holds two schools days when they invite hundreds of Berkshire schools to visit the estate. These days are free and give the schools an idea of all the rural activities that take place on the estate. You can see the program at the Englefield Schools Days website.

CRoW & The Pang Valley Conservation Volunteers

Conserve Reading on Wednesdays and the West Berkshire Countryside Society are both local conservation volunteer group that often work at Rushall Farm engaging in tasks such as hedgelaying & coppicing. View the CRoW programme View the WBCS programme.

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Five a day EK risk assessment

Ella’s Kitchen funded reception visit Five a Day Market Garden & Rushall Farm (2 classes in 4 grps)