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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.

Read more about the Land at Week and the Apricot Centre Team

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Children on Farms: From Dartington to Essex and Back

on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:06

Martin Large with Marina O'Connell

Rising levels of obesity is an invitation to consider what helps children’s health and well-being for life. Mark and Marina O‘Connell of the Apricot Centre observe that, ‘If children are given the opportunity to make connections to nature and growing healthy food on a farm, a school garden or an allotment then in the long term, we think that this will lead to them having healthier diet, a broader palette, a greater sense of wellbeing and it forms the basis for respect for place and nature.’ 

Marina pioneered her work with children ‘by accident’ when setting

Community Co-op Farm Launch Counters Co-op Group Farm Sell Out

on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:46

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 19th July at Dartington Village Hall at 6pm by local councillor Jacqui Hodgson, Mayor of Totnes.

Grower Marina O‘Connell of the Apricot Centre will present how this new family farm will restore soil fertility, grow good organic food, increase biodiversity, enhance the landscape, train apprentices,  serve the community, welcome children and be a viable farm business on 36 acres.

Martin Large, director of the Biodynamic Land Trust Community Benefit Society, will launch a £326,000 community share offer to raise the capital needed to buy the land into trust for the Apricot Centre to farm.

Stockwood Business Park and Rush Farm Bought by Community for £2.6m

on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:34

Stockwood Community Benefit Society has completed the £2.6 million purchase of Rush Farm and Stockwood Business Park to hold in trust for perpetuity. Having raised over £400K from individual investors, as well as over £2m of debt from CAF Bank, Biodynamic Land Trust and Resonance’s Community Share Underwriting Fund – the dream has became a reality.