the educational charity involving you in creative farm based learning for a healthy future
With the educational charity organicARTS you have the chance to engage in wide ranging farm based learning at our West Town Farm base. You may be from a school or a community group. You can encounter the farm’s inhabitants, wild and domestic. You can explore the extraordinary features, natural and human made. You can experience local food in on a journey from field to plate. You can create with natural materials produced by and at the farm.
organicARTS works with individual artists and community groups on a range of creative art projects. We use both materials and inspirations from the farm. Clay from the meadow, willow from the wood and dye from plants are just some of our resources. We have weekly ceramics sessions and a series of special workshops on willow weaving, raku firing and wood carving among others. We curate exhibitions especially for Devon Open Studios. We aim to engage visitors to West Town Farm in a creative response to the farming landscape.
organicARTS has a community garden where we grow vegetables, soft fruit and mushrooms to eat plus trees, shrubs and flowers. We have a willow bed, the resource for weaving and bee hives for our honey. There is a fire pit for cooking and storytelling and a tree house for climbing in! The focus of the garden is growth! Becoming involved in activities with organicARTS can also help you grow as a person especially if you have a lived experience of mental ill health or have learning difficulties. Your starting point could well be visiting our twice weekly garden volunteer sessions.