Our Food 1200

We’re looking for farmers and landowners in Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons who have small plots of land suitable for growing fruit & veg for sale locally.
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Our aim is to create a network of small-scale regenerative growers serving local communities. In total we’re looking for 1200 acres. That’s all it would take to produce enough seasonal fruit and veg for every household in the region.

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For Farmers & Landowners

Do you have land, typically 3-5 acres, suitable for growing fruit & veg for local sale?

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For Land Seekers

Do you want to start a new regenerative horticulture enterprise in our region?

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For Growers & Sellers

Do you want to collaborate with others to save costs and increase market share?

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For Residents

We need people in every community in our region to help look for land and new growers.

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Transforming Our Food
The Good News

Demand for local food exceeds supply.

Modern small-farm regenerative horticulture for local markets is an approach to farming that puts more back into the environment and society than it takes out. It:

  • is profitable
  • creates jobs (1 per acre)
  • produces a lot of food in a small area  – a football pitch provides for 80 families
  • produces fresh healthy food
  • reduces food miles
  • fixes carbon in the soil

Selling locally:

  • Keeps money in the local economy
  • Builds community among farmers and other residents
  • Creates the supply chains that all farmers can use.

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Acres to go

More years to do it in

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What is regenerative farming?

Regenerative farming is set of planned agricultural practices that ensure farmland is enriched over time rather than depleted. It means growing food in ways that generate positive outcomes for nature such as healthy and stable soils, carbon capture, improved local biodiversity, and improved air and water quality.

It is implemented through practices tailored to local contexts. Key elements include minimal soil disturbance (sometimes known as no-till or no-dig), using diverse crop varieties and cover crops, rotational grazing, and agroforestry (growing trees around or among crops or pasture). The result is agricultural land that more closely mimics natural ecosystems like forest and native grassland, providing habitat for a wide range of organisms.

If you’re a farmer, landowner, land seeker or local resident who wants to support this campaign, please get in touch.

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A Special Thankyou to Our Supporters

Brecon Beacons National Park
Monmouthshire County Council
Conservation Farming Trust
Welsh Government