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A long term vision for Stockwood

Sebastian Parsons: Having helped co-found the Biodynamic Land Trust in 2011, I helped co-found Stockwood Community Benefit Society. Thanks to a mixture of loans and the sale of community shares, the trust is on target to purchase our family farm, Rush Farm, and its rural business park, and become its new owner and manager. As Stockwood Community Benefit Society establishes itself, and new shareholders join, we have a surplus of income from our business park rental. This has allowed us to go the next stage, and for a long-term vision to reveal itself.

13 December 2013 | 1 Comments | Recommended by 2

Organic land for the people - now and forever

Sebastian Parsons: My two sisters and I have owned Rush Farm since 2005, and our parents run it as a biodynamic and organic farm. Thanks to these wise farming practices, the soil is revitalised and carbon-rich, wildlife has returned, and our farm animals manifest positive health. Rush Farm brings life back to the countryside people-wise too: our on-farm eco-business park is home to 19 businesses employing over 100 local people.

07 October 2013 | 3 Comments | Recommended by 5

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