Gibside Community Farm CIC

Gibside Community Farm was established as a member co-operative Community Interest Company in 2013.  Gibside National Trust have kindly supported us by allocating 3 large plots within the walled garden and have leased us a 13.5 acre (5.5ha) field on Fellside Rd near Burnopfield.
We focused first on the walled garden and have transformed a car park into fertile and fruitful vegetable plots.  Now we have started growing in 4 plots (15m x 30m) on the field and have planted 43 apple trees to create a small orchard. We have refurbished a 60 year old Ferguson tractor, with the help of the Ferguson Club, and are starting to learn how to use it! We have a plan to develop as an agroforestry project, planting trees to support the horticulture. With the support of a grant from the Woodland Trust we will be able to plant a small wood as a shelter for the vegetables.

CSA Model

Community-led

CSA produces

  • Vegetables
  • Salad
  • Flowers

Name of main contact

Mick Marston

Telephone

07764 221425

Email

gibsidecommunityfarm@gmail.com

Website

http://gibsidecommunityfarm.co.uk/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/GibsideCommunityFarm

CSA Location