Crowdfunding Future Food Sovereignty – The Crossing, Forest Row

Feb 21, 2017

The Crossing Crowdfunder is a project launched by the Goodwin family; WWOOF UK hosts in Forest Row, East Sussex.

Here is some background information about the work that has been already achieved at The Crossing and the reasons for launching this crowdfunder appeal:

We grow affordable food, free from pesticides, supplying locals with fruit, veg and eggs in our Community Supported Agriculture scheme.  Every Tuesday is Tune-in Tuesday offering education, celebration and volunteering opportunities to locals and international visitors.  Our small flock laying hens is run as a co-op,  our sheep and breeding pigs are team members in husbanding the land using Regenerative Agriculture.  Biodiversity and community involvement are key aims on this small farm.

This fund is required because an initial planning application (lodged with no professional help) to the local council was refused, and enforcement notices issued stating that we should vacate our own land and remove everything from site.  This is despite Wealden council’s own agricultural appraisal stating there is a need to dwell on the land to fulfill the aims of our business plan.  If we are to continue the work: to pursue our aims in creating a profitable small holding and a convivial society in a flourishing biosphere, we must challenge the authorities. 

The Crossing is illustrating and promoting the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. In our Community Supported Agriculture scheme members share the risks and rewards of small scale agriculture, paying for a weekly share of the harvest. 

Let’s make ‘The Crossing Crowdfunder’ happen.

 To read The Crossing Crowdfunder in full, please click here.

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