Unity uses both farmland and a town-centre allotment to grow fresh fruit and vegetables for the community, using sustainable, nature-friendly methods.
By inviting community groups to make use of the farm, we will see a multiplier effect as the experiences and lessons learned are shared through the wider networks that these groups bring with them.
- offers a grow, cook and eat facility to people who are struggling with the cost of living.
- supplies the food pantries with fresh fruit and vegetables.
It has other benefits for the environment as well, e.g.:
- Improving the environment, including culvert clearing and other waterways; introduction of plants and wild flowers to support the growth of bees, butterflies and other pollenating insects.
- Heritage and ancient land conversation as the farm is steeped in history (e.g.: burial sites).
We also have a growing partnership with Sparsholt College that will offer access to the latest research in sustainable food production.
Grow, Cook and Eat.
The growing element of the project does three things that enable families to reduce their costs while also adopting a healthier diet. It:
- helps people learn about producing their own food.
- provides an introduction to cooking appetising and healthy meals using all natural ingredients.
- provides families with a steady and reliable source of said ingredients.