Our 2022 FarmStart Programme is now open for applications.

Are you interested in growing food on a commercial scale, or setting up a small-scale horticultural business?

FarmStart is a year-long programme where you spend two days a week working with an experienced grower on-site at Old Holly Farm or White Lund. In addition, a dedicated training and mentoring programme covers both the horticultural skills and business skills needed to set up and run a small-scale market garden.

Our aim is to increase the capacity for growing food around the district, providing good quality food for local people.

See more information sheet.

Find out more

There are two ways of finding out more:
– Join an online information session on Monday, 10 January, 1-2pm
– Join us on-site at Old Holly farm on Wednesday, 12 January 10-1pm (book a time slot)
Please register for these sessions here.

Apply for FarmStart 2022
Apply here.
The deadline for applications is midnight, 16 January 2022.
Interviews will take place on 21 January 2022.

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