About Us

We are part of a group of young people committed to developing community food growing projects in and around the Forest of Dean. It is our hope that we can help communities reconnect with their local environment by empowering them to take more responsibility for the food they eat.

Here at Yorkley Court we hope to begin creating sustainable systems of agriculture to support the people of Yorkley and the Forest of Dean. To do this we are proposing to develop a model of community supported agriculture (CSA).  The model will be flexible enough to allow as many people to be involved as possible but we hope to be able to include the  following initiatives:

  • Coppice woodland to provide a range of wood to be used for fuel, building or craft.
  • An integrated food forest – maximising bio diversity within an orchard.
  • Organic market garden – fresh organic food to be shared with the community.
  • Schools – Sustainable food production school projects getting children and teenagers involved in the whole process of producing food

However we want your ideas for how Yorkley CSA could meet your needs. Feel free to get in contact with us or drop by for a cup of tea and a chat.


2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Would like to have a space where one can come for a quiet retreat away from the cities and be close to nature, living very simply in log cabins, tents or barns, yet have access to facilities so there is a safe way of disposing of rubbish, recycling, getting water and a sewage system or compost toilets. It would be good to provide an educational space for kids, like Jamies Farm which was co funded by Triodos Bank http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTyXX0vYd00

  2. Good question? I’m looking to move out of the city asap and looking for land co-operate with. Seems like loads of people are looking for the same thing around now,. done with squatting not because of the law change, but the need not to be living with the sound of the motorway dominating ones thoughts.

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