Huxhams Cross Farm, Devon – the story so far
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 land, previously used for high-input chemical farming, into a fertile educational market garden and community-connected farm for biodynamic, permacultural and organic food growing.
Be part of the farm and invest in community shares. The next share offer is to create a training and wellbeing centre on Huxhams Cross Farm.
***STOP PRESS – SHARE OFFER EXTENDED TO 31st March 2017***
The first phase of the development is now complete with the raising of a barn and access and parking on site.
Be part of the continuing development: building a training and well-being centre and getting the necessary services on site to make this a fully-functional farm.
Join us in this exciting enterprise!
Get involved at Huxhams Cross Farm:
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.
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.
Introducing Marina O’Connell and the Apricot Centre CIC directors, as well as the directors of the BDLT.
Join us in the Huxhams Cross Land Share Offer, make an interest free loan, or a charitable donation.