Last Saturday (16th Feb) a handful of hardy Bath & Bristol Organic Growers (BABOG) made it to an informal meeting (excuse for a chat) and sunny farm walk, kindly hosted by Ros Holland at Adeline Farm in Long Newnton, just outside Tetbury. It’s amazing to see what Ros has done on the two-acre-ish site, in just two years: as well as producing fresh veg, fruit, herbs and flowers for restaurants and a few box customers in the area, the farm also hosts numerous school visits, and is involved in care farming. Ros encourages schools and disabled groups to come and get involved in the project, and you can see how much it means to them – and to her.
She has three polytunnels plus a fab propagating tunnel with heat mats; field veg; a wildlife area and patch dedicated to the school groups; raised beds for wheelchair users to work in; community allotments; a small orchard; a huge barn which now has a small shop area; and Ros also took on a small patch of land last year up the road for more field-scale veg.
If you’d like to find out more about BABOG or come to a meeting, just email me. Next meeting will be in summer.