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Community Investment for Community Supported Agriculture Projects, Biodynamic Farms and Land Trusts, Training Day

Where: Preston
When: 3 November 2011, 10:30 – 16:30

This is a joint event with the Soil Association and Biodynamic Land Trust

The day is aimed at CSAs who need money, communities interested in buying land for farming and biodynamic farmers – particularly relevant for groups incorporated as Industrial and Provident Societies.

The day will cover:

  • What is community investment
  • What is a land trust
  • How to begin a community share offer
  • How to set up a land trust
  • Incorporation
  • Case studies from successful schemes
  • Time for networking and meeting other groups

You can also have 1:1 advice from experts.

Community investment is a means of raising money as shares or loans from your community. Several CSAs have raised significant amounts of investment recently, creating capital for growth and a long term commitment from local people. For more information please see the funding pages on our website

Several groups are seeking to buy land to protect it for perpetuity by creating land trusts. If your group needs land for farming, come and hear how to set up a land trust.

The event is free and includes lunch but there is a £25 deposit, to be returned on the day.

Booking is essential. Please complete the booking form and return to :
Charlotte Muspratt, Soil Association, South Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS1 3NX

For enquiries contact Charlotte on cmuspratt@soilassociation.org or 0117 914 2423

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