We would like to thank County Councillors Inga Lockington and Stuart Lawson for generously contributing funding from their respective Suffolk County Council Locality Budgets to farm projects this year. Their funding will make a real difference to the farm. We’d like to thank them both very much for this support.
Inga Lockington is County Councillor for St Margaret’s and Westgate wards in Ipswich. Inga has contributed money towards a composting project at the farm. We want to increase the amount of organic compost we make at the farm as a means of improving our soil and crop health. Once the composting project is up and running later this year it will also have an educational value helping us to demonstrate to farm visitors that composting really does work.
Stuart Lawson is County Councillor for Kesgrave and Rushmere St Andrew. Stuart has contributed money to enable us to buy some much-needed farm equipment for seed-growing and for cultivating the soil. His funding also covers the purchase of green manure seeds. We grow green manures at the farm to enrich and improve our soil to improve crop health and to increase the number of crops we can grow. Stuart’s funding will be helpful from an educational point of view too as we will be able to show visitors to the farm how all of this contributes to sustainable food-growing.