Hart Community Farms
13th March 2015
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The community farm project aims to create a network of local producers for the community and involving local people in the decisions about what to grow and also helping out with farming too.

Community farms are focused on growing produce for and with the local community.

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) hub was founded by The Soil Association, a certifying body for Organic producers in the UK. The hub is a network of CSA projects encouraging each community to decide what is needed in their local area - whether that’s vegetables, breeds of animals for meat or simply keeping bees for honey!

The benefits of community farms are:

  • Reduction in food miles with a positive impact on the environment
  • The need for chemical inputs is reduced and in most instances removed
  • Farmers receive a fair price for their produce and can control prices by not needing to distribute and sell to supermarkets
  • The opportunity to build sustainable and regenerative farms in the local area benefitting all the plant and wild life ecosystems for everyone to enjoy.

How you can get involved

There will be opportunities to volunteer to help out with the farm duties and of course come along to the regular gatherings and celebrations. There is a public meeting launch on 22nd April 2015 at the Harlington Centre Fleet and an open day is planned for June with more details to follow.

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