At 14.58 GMT today the new moon for February occurred and at the same moment, harnessing the energy this gives to new initiatives, the Lauriston Farm Social Farming Initiative went live. For the next six weeks there exists the opportunity for individuals to become community shareholders in our newly formed Charitable Community Benefit Society. We are also hosting Open Days every Saturday and Tuesday during this period with all the details available on our website - www.lauristonfarm.co.uk. We are looking to create a warmth body around the work we do here at Lauriston Farm as well as a £35,000 investment from community funding. The first £20,000 of this will be matched by the Just Growth Programme through a loan and a grant giving the Social Farming Initiative the funds it needs to get going and develop day experiences for adults with learning difficulties at the farm.