21 February 2018
LESS, a Lancaster-based not-for-profit company, is seeking £1,000 in donations to fund a feasibility study for a starter farm incubator scheme (FarmStart) in the Lancaster District. FarmStart is a form of business
incubator that enables individuals to make the gradual transition from community or allotment growing to commercial food production, offering: access to land, training from experienced organic growers/ food businesses and support in accessing local markets. This support is offered over a set time scale - up to 5 years for example. ‘FarmStarters’ then leave the incubator with the experience required to start sustainable growing businesses; strengthening local sustainable food supply chains.
If you want to find out more, or are interested in supporting this exciting work please contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org by the 23rd February 2018. We hope for the feasibility work to start in March 2018.