We are based at Farmer Gows near Faringdon, Oxfordshire. This is an education farm that has been providing access to the countryside for young people for over a decade and so it has good parking, including coach access, and great facilities for schools such as washrooms and toilets. The site is closed to the public Monday to Thursday with dedicated acccess for school and grooup visits.
Come for a Visit
Why not organise a group visit to us?
We can do daytime or early evening visits. Take a tour around our aquaponics set-up and learn the basics. Our activities fit with lots of agendas and interest groups from the U3A to the Scouts. We normally visit you for an eveniung talk and then you follow this up with a site visit. If you do both we give you a discount on our fees.
Who doesn't love a bit of help?
We are certainly not experts in everything and so will always be grateful for extra expertise. Muscles and brains are always welcome in equal measure. If you have time to spare and a skill to offer then we can provide the tea and biscuits. We also write a mean letter of reference should this help you out in return.
Don't just take our word for it...
"When I was made redundant early in 2019, I wanted to do something positive with my time. I had heard about Smart Greens and was curious about the aquaponics system, so I contacted Oliver to ask if I could help out in any way.
Over the last 3 months I have spent half a day each week helping with sowing, planting and tending the plants in both the aquaponics and the traditional raised beds. Learning about how aquaponics works has been fascinating, and seeing the seeds we sowed on my first day appearing on dinner plates is immensely satisfying.
The Smart Greens site has been set up with consideration for nature and has a lovely, peaceful, calming atmosphere. This is an inclusive and rewarding place to be, there are so many things to do with something to suit everyone of any ability, and if you don’t know how to do it there is help at hand".M-A (August 2019)