Topsham farm to receive makeover

HIGHFIELD farm in Topsham is going to receive a makeover after winning part of a �100,000 prize. The farm was awarded the money after being entered into a campaign run by the Bovril gravy company as praise to an educational project it runs at the site. Th

HIGHFIELD farm in Topsham is going to receive a makeover after winning part of a �100,000 prize.

The farm was awarded the money after being entered into a campaign run by the Bovril gravy company as praise to an educational project it runs at the site.

The initiative, which is supported by Topsham School, teaches people about the benefits of growing produce.

Ian Shears, the project co-founder and head farmer at Highfield Farm, said: "Education is such an important part of Highfield Farm."


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The money will be used to develop the visitor attraction's kitchen garden; renovating its poly tunnels, asparagus beds and fruit cages for people to learn about food and farming.

Justin Vernon, a class teacher at Topsham School nominated the initiative.

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He said: "Myself and everyone at the school are all very excited that the kitchen garden at Highfield farm is going to get a makeover.

"The farm is a special place that the children really enjoy visiting.

"Thanks to The Bovril Great Outdoors Revival Campaign the children will be able not just grow their own crops but they will be able to take them back to school to cook them and eat them too.

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