From Sustainable Land Trust comes this Farm Story of four friends working collaboratively to make sure that Ragman’s Farm in Gloucestershire continues on for generations.
From a blog by Alicia Miller:
In the wilds of the Forest of Dean, four friends have started farming a small market garden plot in partnership with an established farm. Ragman’s Lane Market Garden is part of Ragman’s Farm, but stands as a separate business, run by the young farmers. It’s another example of how older farmers are helping newbie future farmers to access land, giving them a leg-up to start their own businesses. As land prices soar, and the average age of farmers continues to climb, we desperately need new farmers, or risk having nobody to feed us in the future.