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We aim to grow fresh, tasty, fruit and veg to nourish the soul and the soil. We are a members’ co-operative (Community Interest Company) established in 2013. We are growing fresh, tasty and seasonal fruit and veg on the Gibside National Trust estate for the local community in Derwent Valley and the surrounding area. We have 3 large plots in the walled garden at Gibside, which is a lovely space to grow in and we also have a large field (14 acres) near Burnopfield. We grow in ways that nourish people and the soil, without using chemicals or farming methods that reduce fertility, using organic principles. We want to grow tasty food, rather than perfect looking fruit and veg! We focus on fruit and veg that are in season and do not buy in veg from other sources. We would like to support people to develop their knowledge and skills in growing food so we encourage members to join in as much as possible to learn from each other.
Read the British Trust for Ornithology Bird Report here: Gibside Community Farm bird report How