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Lay of the Land: Huxham’s Farm Walk and Land Survey

view over the land at Week

Farm walk and Land Survey Introduction

On 27th November at 10.00 am Bob Mehew from the Apricot Centre will be hosting a farm walk at Huxham’s Cross Farm. Take a leisurely stroll on the farm. This is also an opportunity to get involved and help us with gathering information about the land.

From the Meadowbrook carpark, where we will walk by through Week to the South gate and then all the way through the land finishing at Huxham’s Cross at the North edge.

At this point, nothing is certain about what will go where on the farm. A period of observation of the land alongside a survey of the community, economic factors and an investigation into planning constraints will help us to design the layout of the farm. Bob will however outline some potential options and describe the thought processes around the ideas we have had.

Bob will also be surveying the land, and asking participants to get involved both on the day and over the next few months. We’ll be looking for cold spots, warm spots, windy exposed areas, presence of ground water, evidence of wildlife and anything else that gives us clues as to the suitability of the land for various farm projects. The more often this is done the better, and there will be a simple guidance form available for interested volunteers to use when they feel inclined to take a walk on the land. This can be completed many times over. The sum of the survey knowledge is far more important than conditions on any particular day.

Bob is looking forward to seeing you on the 27th. He will also be attending the Community Conversation at the refectory at Dartington on the 26th November at 18.00 to present the overall vision for the Huxham’s Cross.

Where: Meet at Meadowbrook Car Park
Time: 10-00 for approximately 2 hours
Bring: Wet weather gear, boots and a flask of tea!
Parking: Meadowbrook car park opposite the Cider press and then a 10 minute walk to Week
Booking: not necessary, but it would be helpful to email bob.mehew@apricotcentre.co.uk to let us know you are coming.

 

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