Farms for City Children

After being selected for Great British Menu 2020, Ivan and Imogen were lucky enough to spend some time with the wonderful Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse, the focus of one of Ivan's dishes. The events that transpired, led us to Nethercott House, the founding farm for the Charity Farms for City Children that Michael and his spectacular wife Clare Morpurgo founded in Devon in 1976. In fact it was here that Michael had his inspiration for the story Warhorse.

This incredible charity offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. It is an intense, ‘learning through doing’ experience of a different life – for children who may not know where their food comes from and have limited opportunities to explore the outside world, and this is why we at Native have chosen to support Farms for City Children and the invaluable work they carry out.