Solar Flowering

Solar Flowering

Lower Shaw Farm recently powered down with a new solar photovoltaic system. The farm hosts activities and courses ranging from weekend breaks to week-long events, and one-day workshops.  There are things for grown-ups, children, and anyone in between.

At Lower Shaw Farm they try to do all things well, they like to work and play, make discoveries and make friends, be serious and also have fun.  They like wholesome food and enjoy good talk, or music-making and storytelling round the fire in the yard, by the woodstove, or in the Circle Garden.  They reckon that today’s stranger is tomorrow’s friend and that life is for learning at Lower Shaw Farm!

Once home to seventy black and white cows, the farm is now a 3-acre oasis in an area of suburban development.  It is run as a co-operative by residents Andrea, Matt, and a phenomenal team of helpers from near and far.   Its outbuildings have been converted to meeting rooms, dormitories, and workshops.  With its large vegetable, herb, and flower gardens, its shrubs and trees, its puddles and ponds, hens and ducks, black and white sheep, friendly pigs, and unspoilt areas for play and exploration, the farm has developed an atmosphere and character of its own. Its outer ramshackle appearance masks an inner order and warmth.  It’s sort of wild, welcoming, and now, everyday, the farm is gathering its own harvest of sunshine!