You have ten days left to become a member in Lauriston Farm's newly formed Charitable Community Benefit Society. Your membership and investment will help us to implement our five year business plan to set up Social farming for adults with learning difficulties. It will also increase output and diversity of our biodynamic produce and enable an expansion in our educational work.
We have 115 members so far and you will be part of a warm community and the first such farm business in Essex .
Click here for an application form.
What seems like an age ago now, back on February 28th, Lauriston Farm invited community ownership of its biodynamic farm business and new Social Farming Initiative. Now, two and a half lunar cycles later, we have been overwhelmed by the support that has been shown for this pioneering gesture. Today, one hundred and eleven individuals own this co-operative business and have collectively invested almost twenty seven and half thousand pounds in it.
Our business plan has always aimed for community investment of £35,000 and now there are just two weeks for you to become a member before our share offer closes.
If you choose to invest you will not only be a member of this pioneering project but will be helping to develop a brand new venue for adults with learning difficulties to work alongside our staff and learn rural skills such as weaving, gardening, livestock husbandry, cooking fresh produce and connecting with the wider local community through sales of the farms products.
All the information can be found at www.lauristonfarm.co.uk/shareoffer.
This year we have fifty one ewes to lamb and over the May Day bank holiday weekend some fifty lambs were born from about thirty five ewes bring our tally to date of sixty lambs from forty one ewes. We are only bottle feeding three - one pair of twins whose mum is very old and only has a little milk and another who is also a twin and at birth another ewe cleaned it so the real mum doesn't recognise it.
With sheep cycling over three weeks we are enjoying a few quiet days until the next surge which we are expecting on the weekend of May 20/21 - hopefully the last eleven ewes will be a easy as the others.