Stockwood – Rush Farm

Rush Farm is a beautiful 180-acre biodynamic organic mixed farm in Worcestershire, under Biodynamic Land Trust’s custodianship since 2014.

As part of Stockwood Community Benefit Society, Rush Farm is held by Biodynamic Land Trust stewardship within the Rules of Stockwood Community Benefit Society.

Should its current tenants, the Parsons family, decide to stop farming, the Biodynamic Land Trust ensures that the farm will be tenanted by a biodynamic farmer and retain its Demeter status.

Stockwood Community Benefit Society

Stockwood Community Benefit Society is a successful community owned property and land trust that owns a rural business park and 180 acres of farmland half way between Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are 27 units and around 100 people working on site.

Renewable energy

Stockwood Community Benefit Society is currently installing a £400,000 solar and ground source heat pump system to heat the business park. Providing warm air in winter and cold in summer this district heating system is better for the tenants as well as the environment.

Social impact

Stockwood Community Benefit Society is working with partners to deliver land-based education proven to help children challenged by mainstream education to adjust and thrive. It also offers bush craft training and aims to open a Steiner early-years provision on the farm.

Stockwood Community Benefit Society (CBS)