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How you can help

We have had a team collaborating between The Apricot Centre and the Biodynamic Land Trust working hard to secure the Land at Huxhams Cross. This has now been achieved.

The Biodynamic Land Trust bought a 999-year lease for 34 acres of farmland at Week, Dartington, south Devon on 11th September 2015 and leased the land, now known as Huxhams Cross Farm, to the Apricot Centre CIC,  for establishing an educational market garden and small farm, with transformational social and environmental impacts.

To help, you can buy shares in the latest Huxhams Cross share offer or a charitable donation.

Offer opens:10 October 2015
Offer closes:31st March 2017
Amount sought:£150,000
Minimum investment:£250 (payment by up to 5 instalments possible)
Maximum investment:£100,000*

*full details in our LATEST Share Offer

Your investment will:

  • Secure land for growing biodynamic, organic food
  • Continue restoring soil fertility, increase biodiversity, enhance landscape and conservation
  • Benefit the community through good food, permissive land access, research, education, training, apprenticeships, sustainable livelihoods, volunteering and increasing local resilience
  • Secure a social cultural and environment return on your shares
  • Enable the establishment of a learning demonstration for biodynamic, permacultural and organic food growing
  • Continue building the farm infrastructure
  • Install electricity, a water supply and water harvesting and treatment system
  • Build a training and wellbeing centre for families and farm workers.

What will Huxhams Cross Farm Cost?

Amount sought:£150,000
Infrastructure investment:£100,000
Other costs:*£50,000
Total sought from NEW Share Offer:£150,000
*repay interest free loans used for the land purchase

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Community share offer now available

Download the latest community share offer here (PDF)

 

Simply print it off, fill it in and send the form to: Biodynamic Land Trust Ltd
Painswick Inn, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG.


What are the risks?

This is a long-term investment with no interest payable on shares, but with a social and environmental return.

Investors should be aware that their investment is potentially at risk, though the Biodynamic Land Trust  will be careful with taking on potential liabilities.

However investors should be aware that their investment is still potentially at risk. This investment is not covered by any form of financial compensation scheme and there is no right of complaint to an ombudsman. The Biodynamic Land Trust  will retain a modest reserve for potential share withdrawals and keep overheads to a minimum.