Securing land is not an end in itself. So when Marina O’Connell of The Apricot Centre expressed interest in farming the land at Week in June 2014, we were delighted to find such a pioneering partner with local roots. Marina successfully set up School Farm at Dartington in the 1980-1990s, lectured in agriculture at Otley College, set up the Apricot Centre, worked with Transition initiatives, and was part of the Growing Communities Market, which won The Observer trader of the year award, She draws on a rich toolbox of experience, principles and methods.
The Apricot Centre CIC Directors
Marina O’Connell: MsC Env, BsC Hort, Organic and Biodynamic Farmer, Horticulturalist, permaculture designer
Mark O’Connell: Child Psychotherapist and Process Oriented Psychologist
Bob Mehew: Project Manager & Permaculture Teacher
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 36-acre farm that will produce delicious biodynamic food, vegetables, fruit, beef, eggs and chicken that will supply 100-150 families via a CSA model.