UPDATE: Kirkstall Valley Farm Needs £20,000.

If you favour the notion of a community-run farm, then you might want to consider contributing to the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust crowdfunder: 

UPDATE:  £11,421 has been pledged, leaving £8,579 to raise by 31 January 2020 at 10 p.m.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/kirkstall-valley-farm-start-up-funding

The farm is a 16 acre property situated north of Cardigan Fields, which has been farmed since the mid-twentieth century, although the last tenant farmer died in 2017.  The Trust has been offered the lease by the Council to make the farm a social and educational centre for the area.  The intention is also to supply fresh vegetables to the local community via a veg box scheme.

The money raised will buy equipment and ensure storage is constructed, as well as polytunnels.  There will also be a social area.  A grower will be appointed in 2020 and a team of volunteers is being put together

Photograph provided by Kirkstall Valley Development Trust.

 

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