An exciting new Biodynamic / Permaculture farm project is getting off the ground in the hamlet of Week near Totnes in South Devon. This is your chance to purchase shares in the land and be a part of the future of progressive farming in the UK.
Shares available from £100 – £20,000 so there’s something for everyone!
The Dartington Estate are selling a 36 acres site to the Biodynamic Land Trust (BDLT) who have been raising funds for the purchase by way of a shareholder scheme. The share offer was launched in July and officially ended in October but there is further capital to raise so share offers are still being accepted.
The Apricot Centre – currently located in East Anglia – has been invited to take the lease on this exciting venture and will be responsible for setting up the project. The project will be designed with permaculture principles and using biodynamic methods.
Ultimately they will provide vegetables, fruit from the orchards, cows and eggs. Other key strands of the project will include adult education courses such as permaculture, sustainable living and biodynamic methods; school visits including farm tours, ‘pick, cook, eat’ days and apple harvest festivals; a wellbeing strand for onsite psychotherapy, yoga and meditation. The project is at the early stages of development, much local input will be sought through a long engagement process with the surrounding community to generate ideas, other aspects are likely to be added later on.
Through the use of permaculture design and biodynamic methods it is expected that soil fertility will be enhanced, biodiversity will increase and yield volumes and quality will improve.
Opportunities to get involved include… purchasing shares, contributing to the design process and regular volunteer days once the farm is operational.
Visit the following links for further details…
BDLT website http://www.biodynamiclandtrust.org.uk/
(says share offer open til mid October but actually it is still open)
Apricot centre website http://www.apricotcentre.co.uk/land-at-week
You Tube – short film about the project
The land to be bought is now called the Huxhams Cross Farm Land.