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Social Farming & Community Ownership at Lauriston Biodynamic Farm
Wed 29 March 2017, 19:30 – 20:30 BST
Situated right on the Blackwater Estuary, just outside Goldhanger in Essex, England, Lauriston Farm’s 210 acres are managed using Biodynamic techniques and philosophy inspired by Rudolph Steiner’s Agriculture Lectures from 1924. The farm is home to rare breed Shetland cattle and North Ronaldsaysheep, bee hives, laying hens, vegetables, woodland and a strong social farming impulse. Eighty-five percent of the farm is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Within this, there are also two listed ancient monuments. It produces Demeter certified beef, lamb, vegetables, fruits and meadow hay and organically certified knitting yarn, sheepskin rugs and throws.
- The journey from sole trader to community ownership
- The principles of sustainable biodynamic agriculture
- The Lauriston Farm Social Farming Initiative
Spencer Christy is an engaging speaker and has been a regular attendee at Chelmsford markets selling meat and wool from the farm and exhibiting bee-friendly hives. His livestock are raised to the highest ethical standards and perform a critical function in conservation efforts.
The talk has been organised by Transition Chelmsford. Admission is free.