The Country Trust

The Country Trust

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Poverty relief

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National - England



Since 1978 we have been bringing food, farming and countryside experiences to children whose potential is only limited by their access to opportunities. We work with children from low-income families, schools and groups providing for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D), young carers, looked after, vulnerable and refugee children and their families, and children excluded from or on the margins of mainstream education. Our aim is to connect children with the land that sustains us all, because through this we can equip our children with the tools required to grow to be able to actively contribute to, and benefit from, a thriving society and planet.  


With the vital support of a strong network of farmers and landowners, and a team of skilled Coordinators connect children with the land through four key programmes: Farm Discovery Day Visits, Countryside Discovery Residentials, Food Discovery programmes teaching children to grow, cook and explore food, and Farm in a Box, bringing the farm to the classroom. In 2023 we launched a new soil health campaign, Plant Your Pants enabling thousands of children to get their hands in the soil and discover the amazing world beneath their feet on which our lives depend.  

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