Tasks included soil sampling in Annis field where we examined the properties of both clay and sand and drew our own conclusions about the suitability of these soil types for agriculture, and developing an understanding of crop rotation before putting together a suitable 6-year plan.
We also investigated how Rushall Farm has diversified and what the impacts of this diversification are on the wildlife, the environment and the community. There was also the chance to study the health of the farm’s pond.
Before returning to school the girls enjoyed cuddling the hand-reared orphaned lambs; bags were checked before we left to make sure none were being ‘rustled’.
Thank you to all the staff at Rushall Farm who made the day so memorable.