The Hawkwood Seed Festival on 19 July saw Jonathon Porritt visit the BDLT stand and discuss the Hammonds Farm Share Offer with Martin Large. Jonathon in his talk stressed the need to keep advocating for a greener world, for more brilliant community solutions, for sharing learning and for linking up in the emerging collabourative commons.
An example of this emerging collaborative commons is Stroud Community Agriculture, with its 290 or so members and farmers, the Seeds Co-op exhibiting at the Seed Festival and the Biodynamic Land Trust’s community buy out for 41 acres of Hammonds Farm.
Many people visited the stand during the day. A surprising number had already heard about the Share Offer. Some people invested on the spot, with one mum and dad (or was it a grandmother and grandfather?) investing in shares for their four (grand?) children….
£55,000 as of Monday 2oth still to raise by Friday 24th.. so, can we make it?
Photo by Ruth Davey: www.look-again.org