Establishing a community-led agroecological facility which will enable people to find a place of learning and development and gain knowledge and experience in producing local food.
Towns Fund: £1.13m
Key project themes:
Tackle Climate Change
Grow the Economy
Improve Health and Wellbeing
Addresses concerns relating to food resilience and security as well as provision of food for the future
Recognises the need to reduce carbon emissions through local growth of food.
Addresses anxiety levels generated as a result of COVID-19 by providing engaging outdoor activity.
The Glastonbury Food and Regenerative Farming Project proposes to purchase 23 acres of under-utilised alluvial pastureland & buildings to the west of Beckery Village. The project will establish a community-led agroecological facility which will operate as a centre for:
Demonstration farming and knowledge exchange for small scale regenerative agriculture.
Work, respite and recovery for people suffering from COVID aftereffects.
People gaining knowledge and experience about producing own food
Produce more local food leading to food resilience and security
Lead organisation: Glastonbury Agricultural Project (CIC)