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Week Farm Project: Share and Launch  

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. Let's secure land into trust together, for a working and living countryside. Our current share offer is for the Land at Week, near Dartington. This is a unique opportunity to secure this land for a sustainable mixed farm with an emphasis on education and community involvement.

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Care farming, Children and Chickens

on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:42

 

The children and the chickens

A story that Marina O'Connell still remembers very fondly from her time working as an organic horticulturalist at Dartington Hall is the one about the children and the chickens. Every day the preschoolers would delight the group of chickens kept at the garden with their leftovers from lunch. After some months when the chickens saw the children snaking across the field, they knew they were in for a treat.

Slug by Matt Harvey

on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:30

On the 19th July at the Week Land Share Offer Launch,  Matt Harvey told his wonderful poem about a  slug. 

Here it is by popular request..and he tells Slug on the launch film as well..

The evening did not allow Marina the time to say how she as a grower deals with slugs!

 

Slug

low-born land mollusc

high-impact intruder

easy oozer, slime exuder

free-loader, sprout-spoiler

meandering marauder

disrespecter

of my broad-beans’ border

you’ve a one-track mind

in a one-track body

 

diligent pillager

soft-horned invisigoth

slow silver scribbler

paradoxically busy sloth

tithe-taker,

Some History of the Land at Week

on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:45

Valerie Belsey is a local historian who has done some initial  research of the history of the land at Week. She writes that,  ‘Once we know the land is secured there's a lot more that can be discovered i.e. farm sale records and ditch and hedge work for Billany going back to 1812…..So for now here's what we  can say for 1841.’

‘ The two top fields near the barn are called Higher Broad Park and Lower Broadpark and were arable and those nearer to Week were called Great Meadow, which was to pasture, and Great and Little Catherine Parks which were arable.

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