Huxhams Cross Farm – so far
Thanks to community investment, the fledgling farm is revitalising the soil, has planted two acres of soft fruit, 900 orchard trees and 3,500 agro-forestry trees, has a hundred chickens and two Shetland heifers. It has raised a new barn, developed access to parking, and now runs a farm school for children, and the Apricot Centre Local Food Round with fellow farmers, a weekly delivery of local vegetables, fruit, eggs and spring water.
The farm’s tenant farmers, the Apricot Centre team, aim to build a wellbeing and training centre where farm trainees, school groups, children and families can gather for farm-to-fork activities, storytelling, therapeutic wellbeing sessions, and professional training. The centre, with the necessary services, will also be a place for technical on-farm processing of juices and jams – part of the farm’s mission to develop a supply-and-sales network and become self-sufficient, creating jobs.
Invest for Huxhams Cross Farm
Invest in Huxhams Cross Farm community shares to make money do good and support a sustainable farm that is both growing healthy food and healthy people. Invest now!
In September 2015, the Biodynamic Land Trust secured a 999-year lease from the Dartington Hall Trust, and shortly afterwards signed a 15-year farm tenancy lease with the Apricot Centre CIC to establish an educational market garden and community-connected small farm with transformational social and environmental impacts. The Biodynamic Land Trust launched the Huxhams Cross Farm share offer in October 2015. We have made huge strides, thanks to commmunity investment (both time and financial) but still have a way to go. Please help Huxhams Cross Farm fulfil its mission.
Invest in Huxhams Cross Farm community share offer
Issue of withdrawable community shares
Total amount sought: £150,000
Minimum investment: £250 (payment by up to 5 instalments possible)
Maximum investment: £100,000 per person or organisation
Please download Huxham Cross Farm share offer, complete the application and return
and/or download the Huxham Cross Farm share offer summary.
Contact us for more information including easy ways to pay.
Other ways support Huxhams Cross Farm
Please download, complete and return the Donation form below to indicate if your Gift is specifically for the land, or generally for this project. Directions for payment are at the bottom of the form. If you are a UK taxpayer and making a donation we encourage you to complete our Gift Aid form and return it with your gift as we can then get up to 25% back from HMRC, making your gift even more valuable to the project.
Contact the Biodynamic Land Trust: contact us.
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