September 16, 2019

The work of On the hill is underpinned by the following statement:

 ''To engage people in meaningful activity in service to the land, the self, community, and the future''.

Through experientially engaging in the daily running of the farm, we are cultivating within childr...

August 31, 2019

Our very large cowshed is slowly becoming the posh barn that we have dreamed of. A barn where groups can work and play with crafts, games, singing and many other workshop activities throughout the year. The cob walls have been going up slowly with each school group add...

February 4, 2019

                 During this dark winter time of introspection and soul searching I know that many people have been asking themselves the questions, ‘what can I do?’ ‘what can I do to make a difference?’.Faced with the overwhelming evidence of the...

November 8, 2018

I have not seen the Devon countryside look like it did at the end of this summer since 1978 when I was cooped up in school taking my O-level Exams.

This has been a season of intense heat and frenetic activity at Oxen Park Farm with the On the Hill team hosting chil...

September 24, 2018

We're past the autumn equinox now - and the colder weather is creeping back into Devon. The final programme of the year has been completed with the return of Norwich classes 7+8. High winds did nothing to dampen the spirits of thirteen students who had a wonderful, if...

May 11, 2018

It's hard to believe we are well past May Day and the spring frosts have turned to a summery haze down here at the farm. It's been a busy few months with the first groups of the year coming to stay at the farm (more on that below), the lambs born in April, some wicked...

May 11, 2018

On the 16th of March eighteen 14-16 year old students arrived from Norwich Steiner School to Oxen Park Farm for a seven day camp. After the first morning of tree planting, the snow arrived and it did not stop for 40 hours.

On these programs, On The Hill aims to carefull...

March 11, 2018

Well, what a month it has been at Oxen Park! Last month we hosted our winter volunteer day which saw a welcome warm burst of sunshine to spur on the spirits as a hearty band, spades in hand planted 100 or so more woodland trees on the hill, while replacing broken tree...

December 8, 2017

On Saturday the 25th we held a volunteer day at Oxen Park.

The task was to put a thick blanket of mulch around each apple tree in our orchard that is all of nine months old.

A small but perfectly formed group enjoyed a day of warm sunshine punctuated with icy showers and...