Spring and summer 2018

The team building the picnic tableThis year sees some exciting plans afoot. This summer we will be connecting mains electricity and water. Thanks to our amazing crowdfunding supporters last year we raised a lot of money towards the £25k bill. Thanks also to our committed crew who have worked hard to get us to this stage.

This spring we submitted a planning application to build a toilet block; outdoor kitchen and a container office. The plans for the toilet is for two wheelchair accessible and family friendly cubicles with baby changing facilities. It will include a large hand wash sink on the outside for general site hygiene. Our planning application includes installation of a small site office to allow staff to work on site.

We also have plans to community build a sheltered kitchen/classroom area on the south side of the tarmac. It includes a pizza oven and kitchen. This will allow us to provide our volunteers and staff with light refreshments and hot and cold drinks. Our aim to cook light meals using some ingredients harvested from the farm.

The team enjoying the finished picnic tableTo progress these plans we will need help from the community. If you have skills and are interested in being part of our site development team please get in touch with Phil. We are also running carpentry skills session for anyone who would like to develop their skills and be part of a community build team erecting the kitchen and classroom area in the summer. To date we’ve built a plant propagation table and a picnic bench from recycled timber and an upcycled futon base.

Farm plans