The Hammonds Farm Lot 3 community buy out is the stunning result of a successful community share offer from the Biodynamic Land Trust (BDLT), and will be publicly celebrated on Sunday October 11th at 6pm at Lansdown Hall, Stroud.
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Whilst the Co-op Group sells off the Co-op Farms to global agribusiness against members’ wishes, at Totnes South Devon a community co-op farm buyout for Week Farm will be opened on Saturday 19 July at Dartington Village Hall at 6pm by local councillor Jacqui Hodgson, Mayor of Totnes.
Dear Everyone, Thanks for your support to ensure that the Co-op Group Farms remain under Co-operative ownership. The deadline for bidding for the farms has now past and we await the announcement of who the Group Board selected as their preferred bidder.
Distress Fire Sale of Co-op Farms or a Co-op Farm Trust Buy Out? Tracy McVeigh wrote an article in the 4th May Observer entitled, ‘Co-ops £140mn farms sale aimed at Chinese buyers.’ As critics of the sale are saying, ‘this firesale will barely make a dent in the Co-op Group’s losses.’ Here is the blog […]
We propose Co-operative Community Buy Outs of the Co-operative Group’s Farms and putting the farm land into co-operative trusteeship beyond the market, rather than a fire distress sale of our mutual national asset to hedge funds and predatory banks for asset stripping, tax avoidance, loss of jobs and land speculation.