Huxhams Cross Farm, Devon – the story so far

basket of summer vegetables
“This project is a brilliant demonstration of how restoring and enhancing the ecological fertility of land can have huge social and economic benefits for local communities. Re-localising our economies around sustainably productive land, as is the case with Huxham’s Cross Farm, can help provide food security while providing education, training and job opportunities for local people”

Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for South West England and Gibraltar

11 September 2015 The Biodynamic Land Trust secures the land at Week, South Devon by buying a 999-year lease for 34 acres of farmland at Week, Dartington, South Devon, from Dartington Hall Estate. Now named Huxhams Cross Farm, it is leased to the Apricot Centre CIC on an a 15-year lease to establish an educational market garden and community-connected small farm with transformational social and environmental impacts.

The land used to be farmed for maize and wheat by tenant farmer, Ian Forbes, of Parsonage Farm, now retired. The Biodynamic Land Trust has leased the farmland to the Apricot Centree CIC on a 15-year lease for establishing an educational market garden and community-connected small farm with transformational social and environmental impacts.

Marina and Mark O’Connell with Bob Mehew of the Apricot Centre, Dartington, are transforming this landpreviously used for high-input chemical farming, into a fertile educational market garden and community-connected farm for biodynamic, permacultural and organic food growing.

The first phase of the development is now complete with the raising of a barn and access and parking on site.

The next community share offer is for a training and wellbeing centre

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Please download the Huxhams Cross farm share offer and/or the Huxhams Cross Farm share offer summary

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Land at Week sketch design

Why secure the land?

Land is not a commodity, it is a commons to be cared for. Help take a practical step in building a more resilient Totnes food economy.

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Huxhams Cross Farm Vision

A beautiful 34-acre farm that will produce delicious biodynamic food, vegetables, fruit, beef, eggs and chicken that will supply 100-150 families via a CSA model.

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Totnes Mayor Jacqui Hodgson, Share Offer Launch


Voices of support, local and national.

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Marina teaching

The team

Introducing Marina O’Connell and the Apricot Centre CIC directors, as well as the directors of the BDLT.

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How you can help

Join us in the Huxhams Cross Land Share Offer, make an interest free loan, or a charitable donation.

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