LESS has been scoping a FarmStart programme for the Lancaster area to support new entrants to small-scale commercial growing. A new FarmStart Growers’ Support Course will run during 2021.

FarmStart Growers’ Support Course

Are you interested in growing food for a living?
Considering a career working on the land?
Have a dream to be an organic farmer?

Wondering if this is for you?

This project is the first step in achieving our 10-year vision of thriving small-scale local farms providing food and meaningful employment for local people.

The project aims to enable you to:

  • develop the skills, expertise and experiences that are required for small-scale sustainable commercial growing
  • be part of a network of local people with a shared vision for a local food economy which also provides wider community benefits
  • access dedicated structured volunteer opportunities for participants to build experience and expertise with local farms and farmers
  • have an opportunity to input to the development of the full Lancaster FarmStart scheme which aims to set up on a local 3 acre site within the next year.

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