It all began in 2010 with an empty conventional arable field on the edge of Ipswich. After decades of industrial agricultural use the soil was very poor, with little organic matter and low biodiversity.
In the first few years a market garden project evolved gradually into Suffolk’s first Community Supported Agriculture project. Established as a Community Interest Company in 2012 a growing group of local people worked together to nourish the soil, build our infrastructure, and grow diverse, fresh and nutritious produce.
Over the years we have gradually expanded what we do as more people have got involved, seeing the benefits of reconnecting to the land and enjoying a weekly box of freshly harvested produce.
Head grower Ryan joined the farm in 2016 (after working on a similar project in Canada) and now leads the production of over sixty weekly veg boxes for our growing membership. His hard work and our improving soil and infrastructure has begun to demonstrate a truly sustainable model for regenerative agriculture. Every year we are sequestering carbon into the soil, improving soil ecology and biodiversity, while producing nutritious fresh produce for local people. Our new no-dig garden has surpassed all of our expectations in terms of further increasing productivity, while our flock of hens, fruit orchard and flower gardens increase the diversity of produce for our members.