Updates

  • Celebrity Support

    Support for the Fordhall Community Land Initiative is growing everyday. We continue to send letters to all and sundry in the hope that they may offer support to this important Initiative. One which we know has great potential for sustainability…

  • Another Cracking Volunteer Working Weekend

    March 18-19 brought another productive, fun and rewarding weekend. The biggest achievement of the weekend was planting 450 trees generously donated by Shropshire County Council. Shaun Burkey from himslf came down to supervise the activity and share his expert knowledge…

  • Farms For You, By Charlotte

    Today I attended a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Farmers meeting at Lower Drayton Farm in Staffordshire. The day was about helping farmers to provide access to people. How do we involve you?How do we make the most of our…

  • Progress on Grants

    Many people have been asking about our progress regarding grant applications. We have now submitted three applications. The first was to Tubney Trust and this was unfortunately declined, the other two are with Garfield Western Foundation and GrantScape (a Land…

  • New Life at Fordhall

    We have had our first calf of the year born at Fordhall this week! Andy, the young calf, is also Ben’s first Pedigree Hereford to be born at the farm. It is the beginnings of a Hereford suckling herd which…

  • Its all about who you know

    Plans for the Chairty Ball and Family Fun Day are coming along well. Auction prizes currently range from signed books to a tour for four around Highgrove Gardens. Keep them coming! No prizes too big or too small. Charlotte and…

  • “Bloody good idea” say NFU Farmers, By Charlotte

    Ben and I attended the National NFU Conference in Birmingham on Monday and Tuesday this week. The two days were extremely interesting and a great inspiration to us both. We did our best to network with all the ‘big wigs’…

  • YOU will OWN Fordhall Farm!

    Many of you may have watched the documentary on BBC Midlands on Monday 27th February. It was an Inside Out film about the fight to save Fordhall and to open it as an educational and social resource promoting sustainable farming…

  • TV Fame

    Watch out for us on BBC 1 Breakfast News Thursday 23rd Feb 7.40am and 8.40am… Also – Monday 27th Feb we are on BBC 1 7.30pm Inside Out Documentary – apologies this is a regional broadcast, only in the midlands!…

  • Volunteering Mayhem

    Last week Ben and Charlotte were followed by BBC One Life camera crew who are recording a 10 minute slot on the regional (Midlands) programme to be aired on 27th Feb, 7.30. The crew were all lovely and easily fitted…