HED Willowbrook Farm 19 March 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians

The Madressa Higher Education Department is pleased to inform you about a field trip to Willow Brook Farm – the first and only Organic Muslim Farm in the UK on Sunday 19th March 2023.

The topics that the visit will address are:

  1. Rearing animals according to Islamic principles
  2. Organic farming and decreasing the distances food miles
  3. Sharia pitfalls in commercial farming methods
  4. Conservation of the resources Allah has blessed us with and avoidance of asraaf, as well as modern developments in the concept of hima
  5. Alternative methods of generating energy, avoidance of pollution and living in balance with nature in a Cob House
  6. Hikma from ahadith on the food we consume from meat/veg balance to fruits in season

The details of the trip below:

Cost: £20 per person*

*please see further down below regarding affordability of costs – we would like all students to be able to attend

Date: 19th March 2023

Time: 9:00am – 5.00pm

Lunch: Will be provided (There will be a BBQ lunch provided at the farm)

Address: Willowbrook Farm, Hampton Gay, Kidlington OX5 2QQ

Transport:  The coach will leave Northwood School at 9:00am

Please ensure your child arrives at Northwood School no later than 8:50am as the coach will leave promptly at 9:00am.

The itinerary for the day is as follows:

10:00 – 10:30 Arrive and organise group (change shoes etc)

10:30 – 12:00 Tour of Willowbrook Farm and talk about environmentalism, Islam, sustainability, responsibility and the organic farming life, by Dr. Lutfi Radwan

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 Seasonal farming workshop and/or demonstrations or free time for games or your own workshop.

15:00 – 16:00 Farm Shop available before you leave.

The trip is being heavily subsidised by the Madressa and all our students are encouraged to sign up for this fantastic opportunity. Please complete the consent form and once completed you will be asked to make the payment via PayPal

Yours faithfully,

The HED Team

Consent Form