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LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2020: Caring for the environment – the essential ingredient in your food

Sunday 7th June is your opportunity to see at first hand, how caring for the environment is an essential ingredient in the food we eat, as hundreds of farms around the country open their gates for the 15th annual LEAF Open Farm Sunday.

Sun­day 7th June is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to see at first hand, how car­ing for the envi­ron­ment is an essen­tial ingre­di­ent in the food we eat, as hun­dreds of farms around the coun­try open their gates for the 15th annu­al LEAF Open Farm Sunday. 

Inter­est in sus­tain­abil­i­ty issues and cli­mate change is at an all-time high. How our food is pro­duced and where it comes from has a direct impact on the envi­ron­ment. Vis­it­ing a farm on LEAF Open Farm Sun­day is a great day out giv­ing every­one the chance to find out what farm­ers are doing in your area, to pro­tect and enhance the countryside. 

What we eat not only mat­ters to us and our fam­i­lies but is direct­ly linked to the health of our plan­et. Find out what farm­ers do to keep soil, plants and live­stock healthy. Learn about farm­ers’ role in pro­duc­ing nutri­tious food — from bread and break­fast cere­als, kale and quinoa, to meat and milk. Get up close to pol­li­na­tors like bees and but­ter­flies that farm­ers nur­ture, to ensure we have plen­ti­ful crops includ­ing fruit and vegetables.

LEAF Open Farm Sun­day Man­ag­er, Annabel Shack­le­ton said: With just over 70% of land in the UK used for farm­ing, farm­ers have a crit­i­cal role to play in address­ing many of the press­ing issues our plan­et is fac­ing. Vis­it­ing a farm is a unique way to learn more about sus­tain­able farm­ing and the crops farm­ers grow. LEAF Open Farm Sun­day is a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cov­er what farm­ers are doing to pro­tect nat­ur­al resources like soil and water, and how they con­serve and enhance wildlife habi­tats and it is a great day out for the whole family!”

Each LEAF Open Farm Sun­day event on the 7th June is dif­fer­ent – from the type of farm, to the activ­i­ties avail­able. These can include guid­ed farm walks and nature trails, dis­plays of impres­sive high-tech machin­ery, sheep shear­ing and trac­tor and trail­er rides. They all offer a chance to talk to farm­ers who are respon­si­ble for pro­duc­ing not just the food we eat but also many oth­er crops that we all need for our every­day lives, includ­ing clothes, fuel and medicines.

LEAF Open Farm Sun­day is a fan­tas­tic way to dis­cov­er the world of farm­ing – vis­it www​.farm​sun​day​.org to find a farm open­ing near you. 

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