Humble by Nature's home is a working farm just outside Monmouth in the Wye Valley in South Wales. When Kate and Ludo bought the farm their aim was to bring it back to life and create a business that would showcase rural skills, cookery and learning. The farm is now home to a flourishing rural skills centre, teaching: animal husbandry and smallholding; cookery like foraging, charcuterie and bread making; rural skills such as hedge-laying, dry stone walling and how to build pizza ovens; and crafts like willow weaving, making beeswax soaps and balms and floristry. The farm is only open to people attending courses or staying on the farm. It is not open to the public.
For those of you that have heard of the very popular TV presenter ‘Kate Humble' will know what to expect from this great hidden gem. But for those who haven't, are in for a great surprise. I visited Humble by Nature in the August of 2014, and really loved what I found. Although in its infancy, after visiting the attraction for a second time it now contains a well stocked farm shop, an amazing little cafe with a great set of staff, and some amazing accommodation. There is also now new and popular projects like the aquaponics solar greenhouse and the Edible Garden just to name but a few. These additions to Humble by Nature are a very important and sustainable part of the farm, showcasing sustainability and new technology is important to children, as who knows what the future holds for them. In a nut shell, ‘Humble by Nature' is an honest and genuine attraction that has all the qualities needed to be a Top 100 Attraction, and although new in attraction terms, quite rightly deserves its place within this new Top 100 Attractions in a Wales book.
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