"Get Involved" film

Showing how sensory-rich farm and wildlife visits are providing access to nature for young, older and disabled people

Our Let Nature Feed Your Senses project is creating sensory rich visits to farms and nature sites for people who don't enjoy such opportunities, particularly older, younger and disabled people.

This film shows how farms and nature sites across England have been working with us to run sensory-rich visits, making connections between food, farming and nature. We have welcomed groups from inner city schools, groups with sensory impairments, limited mobility and learning disabilities and older people with dementia, to experience the plants and animals that feed us.

The film is presented by John Craven who leads the story through a rich mix of highlights featuring the stars who have made the visits work so well - the hosts and visitors. And some lovely farm animals too.

The vision for the film, and its tender guiding and shaping through to fruition, has been in the capable hands of Jen Bartlett, Sensory Trust, and James Taylor, LEAF. The film was produced by the experienced Mark Howe of Lamplight Productions.

Enjoy!

Big Lottery Fund Natural England LEAF

Tasting milk is a popular sensory highlight during a farm visit

Making the connection between cows and the taste of fresh milk was a highlight of exploring host farmer Jo North’s dairy

Sharon, one of the stars of our film eagerly describes her first ever experience of being in a tractor to film maker, Mark Howe of Lamplight Productions

Sharon, one of the stars of our film eagerly describes her first ever experience of being in a tractor to film maker, Mark Howe of Lamplight Productions

Young visitor puts his hands deep into a pile of rape seed to enjoy the silky texture

Rape seed always surprises on farm visits! This oil producing seed has a silky coat that is delightful to explore

Links

See the winning animations from our Animate-it competition with Aardman

See more Sensory Trust videos

About the project - background and highlights

Let Nature Feed Your Senses website - all the latest news, highlights and resources