What are we ?
We have evolved from the Transition Movement and retain their founding principles - a community-led response to the pressures of fossil fuel depletion and climate change, supporting local economies and moving towards a more viable and sustainable future. Now a mutual benefit co-operative society in our own right, we work together to produce food for ourselves with minimum use of fossil fuels and chemicals. We support growing techniques that maintain the natural balance of the soil, preserve wildlife and their habitats, and encourage biodiversity.
For our mutual benefit:
- To produce food locally for ourselves
- To provide an additional, sustainable and resilient food supply in a world where future food supplies are becoming increasingly uncertain
- To encourage the consumption of food that is nutritious and fresh
- To give members knowledge and experience in vegetable and fruit growing, using organic methods as far as possible
And in doing so - for community benefit:
- To act as a model for other enterprises wishing to follow our example
- To help our own and the wider community understand climate change, the need for carbon capture and the need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
Curious ? Learn more about us and perhaps you want to know what we are growing and enjoying on our plates (and believe me that nothing can beat the taste, texture, enjoyment and health benefits of fresh local produce that you have helped produce !
You may also enjoy the video presentation below (with thanks to Robin Waldman of Robin Creative Media for its production) showing a little of the farm through the seasons.
I can't promise to keep this as up to date as I would like as I would much rather be up at the farm getting my hands dirty ...but I will try and keep this section updated now and then with a few things just to give you a flavour of what we are up to....and if you want to know even more and live locally then you really should consider joining us....arrange a visit via the contact page.
For the mean time follow the link to the NEWS page.
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