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A Permaculture Farm Twilight Tour
August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST
We will be running a guided tour of the Apricot Centre at Huxhams Cross Farm with a short talk. The tour will take place on Tuesday 28th September from 4 – 6pm.
Huxhams Cross Farm lies on the edge of the Dartington Hall estate, just 10 minutes away from Totnes, South Devon. It was bought by the Biodynamic Land Trust in 2015 to be held in trust for sustainable food production in perpetuity. It has 150 “shareholders” that have withdraw-able shares in the farm. Huxhams Cross Farm is 13 hectares ( 34 acres) and stretches between Huxhams Cross and Week and is made up of 6 fields. These consist of two wetland meadows, 1 meadow and 3 arable fields that were done to barley and industrial agriculture for 40 years.
The Apricot Centre took on the first tenancy for the farm in September 2015. We carried out a Permaculture design for the farm in 2014, in collaboration with the community of shareholders, and the local community. What we designed was a farm that aims to;
Sequester carbon and be low in fossil fuel usage
Be resilient to Climate change
Produce delicious healthy food for local people
Offer a Wellbeing service for Children and Families.