We were pleased to welcome Horton Community Farm to the garden last week. They are starting up their own project in Yorkshire.
Horton Community Farm is run by a group of local people. They are now established as a cooperative organisation, and registered as a limited company. They operate as a social enterprise, and any profit that is generated is invested straight back into the project.
The project will renovate the site to provide a safe environment for people in the local community to grow healthy food for local consumption. The site is around 5 acres in total area with 100 plots. Only around 10% of the total site appears cultivated. The remainder is currently derelict, with areas of weeds, brambles, undergrowth and native saplings. There is also a problem with fly-tipping, vandalism, theft and drug abuse.
To visit their website just click on this link http://hcf.org.uk
We wish you tonnes of luck for your project
and would love to hear about all its progress over the coming months! Lu and Flo