Canon’s educational farm is installed on an ecological area of 90 acres. It includes all the farm animals. There are also orchards, rivers, and shacks of course !
The animals are there in semi-freedom. It is therefore possible to approach them and even pet them. The visitor is free to go wherever he wants. There is a suggested sense to the visit, but there isn’t any path and everyone does whatever he wants.
Small signs line the meadows. They are meant to explain each animal’s or fruit tree’s life. We learn for instance that Ouessant sheep is the smallest known sheep breed. Those sheeps are very rustic and their fleece weighs 1,2 to 1,5 kg.
Finally, an adventure course has also been installed in the middle of the farm where kids as well as adults can have fun. We can choose between the « cool way back » and the « adventurous way back » that involves crossing the river on a suspension bridge, in the middle of gooses and ducks.
It’s a good way to have a great time discovering the farm.
Moreover, the price is also responsible : the entrance fee is only 3€ (2014 price) !
At the end of the visit, ecological products from the farm are made available for you to purchase in their shop.
Translated from French by Anaëlle Simon.
|Plastic Ecological Bricks||Construction and Lay out, Waste Management|
|The shower timer||Travellers Awareness, Water Management|
|Feeding birds||Heritage and Biodiversity, Travellers Awareness|
|Recycling egg whites into meringues||Agriculture and catering, Waste Management|
|The nature workshops||Heritage and Biodiversity, Local Development, Travellers Awareness|