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ABOUT

Becoming a farmer has always been something I dreamed of doing and now I have done it, I want everyone to experience what I have over the last few years.

 

In 2019, we were presented with the amazing opportunity to use and maintain 12.5 acres of ex-quarry-cum farm land.

Since then we have grown as a business and expanded our ethos to include as many people as we can.

Since then we have furthered our ambition to 'preserve & sustain' and, with the local community in mind, we made the decision to make a few adjustments to our farming dream;

  • To preserve:

    • We are now (in livestock terms) only concentrating on breeds featured on the RBST watchlist in the hope that we can help these breeds survive for generations to come.

    • We are developing a kitchen garden, an outdoor cooking space and volunteer-ship programmes for people to come together and socialise which will not only go a long way in preserving the community feeling but also give local people an avenue to socialise and improve low mental health.

  • To sustain:

    • We are ensuring that we rotate their grazing as often as is practical. This will help sustain our grass crops and therefor protect carbon storage and the grasses root systems

    • We are working towards a sustainable community by giving support to those in need via outdoor workshops which are designed in a way to help develop personal and social skills and alleviate impacts on mental health

As of October 2021, The Good Life Projects became a 'Community Interest Company or C.I.C' meaning that, what ever we achieve, we achieve it for the benefit of the local community. Our future projects will see us develop the farm to create an Educational space which will support all local people including those with learning difficulties and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving the opportunity to learn, not only where food comes from but how to use it to its full potential. We will allow all visitors to learn a whole range of skills from sowing the seeds all the way to cooking with the produce grown.

The Good Life Projects is my way of bringing all of my life's passions and ambitions together, in order to build a sustainable future for others

Helping support the local community is just one thing we have a passion for, the other is ensuring that everything we do, we do it in the most ethical & sustainable way we can, from the animals we raise, to the produce we sell.

I began my journey in 2015 with 'The Good Life Workshops - for Kids', where we organised and ran growing and conservation workshops for children under 11, not only teaching them and giving them knowledge in growing their own food but also in showing them how to work with and respect nature and the world around them.

Our core belief is that, in order for us to live 'The Good Life', we have to work with nature and ensure its preservation for future generations

now in 2024, we have been gifted a grant donation of £10000 which will be used to build a bespoke changing facility for adults with additional needs. This facility will allow so many more people to use the farm without the worry of having to find a similar facility close by.

We are also awaiting a substantial grant which would allow us to develop part of the farm's orchard into a bespoke kitchen space, sensory garden and fire circle; creating a safe space for everyone!

 

 

Where it Began

What our animals mean to us

Our Breeds

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