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Welcome to the Biodynamic Land Trust website.  We are a charitable community benefit society, established to secure land into trust for healthy and sustainable farming and gardening. Help secure land into trust. Benefits include:

  • supporting family farming
  • preserving the countryside
  • conservation
  • supporting biodynamic, healthy food growing
  • enabling retiring farmers secure a biodynamic future for their farm
  • enabling affordable access to entrant farmers
  • education, training and increased land access

Searching for Land

on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:48

 

Hello!

                      My partner and I are looking for a small farm! I'm about to finish my Biodynamic farming and gardening apprenticeship (currently at Valehead Farm, part of the Ruskin Mill Trust), and my partner is a small scale farmer / heating engineer / builder in West Wales. We are very excited to start out our lives in agriculture together, and I have a strong commitment to growing Biodynamic quality food for people in the area we settle.

Ty`r Eithin: An Essay in Common Land and Sustainable Communities

on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:49

By Tony Matthews

There are two beautiful river valleys in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales, the Gwendraeth Fawr and the Gwendraeth Fach, separated by the Carboniferous Limestone ridge which surfaces all around the South Wales coalfield.  The two rivers join by Kidwelly castle then flow into Carmarthen bay.

Ty`r Eithin farm, 80 acres in all, looks down into the Gwendraeth Fawr where a series of villages along the river owe their existence to outcrops  of very high quality anthracite which was mined and used , amongst other things, for the smelting of tin for the tin plate works in Kidwelly

Ballspond Farm, Kings Langley sells for £2.7mn!

on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:13

The BDLT supported a fledgling community land trust, Kings Langley CBS, with a tender bid for an ex Herts. CC farm, Ballspond Farm at Kings Langley, so that the BDLT could secure 23 acres of farm land.  The bid was unsuccessful, though the community support was tremendous. The bid highlighted the potential market for local BD food in Kings Langley, the potential for a CSA there, and for how housing can cross subsidise securing land for biodynamics.

 

  

Despite Kings Langley Community Benefit Society (“KLCBS”) bidding to purchase the former 27 acre Hertfordshire County Council Farm for

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