Farmstart feasibility study in Nottinghamshire

October 2023

UAC was delighted to have been contracted to undertake a feasibility study into new farmstart projects by Nottinghamshore County Council.

We think this is the first such study in the UK to be commissioned by a County Council – and we hope it will inspire other local authorites to look at farmstarts and incubator farms as part of their responses to food security, food justivce and climate change startegies.

Nottinghamshire Farmstart feasibility study
May – September 2023

This pioneering work (commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council) has now reached the end of phase 1 with the submission of our feasibility study. For now, the exciting thing to report is that this work has generated a lot of interest and momentum, and various offers of land, training and work experience for potential farmstart (or market garden scale) new entrants. It has also provided a spark for interest in the wider East Midlands and east of England areas. We are collaborating with a range of partners to develop this interest into a wider regional growstart network. Thanks to the brilliant researchers and authors: Bethan, Bex, Luke and Joy

25th July at the Hockerton Housing Project 3-5pm

5pm Hockerton Housing Tour

25th July at the Hockerton Housing Project 6-8pm

29th July at Ecoworks Community Garden 1-3pm

3pm Ecoworks garden tour 

29th July at Ecoworks Community Garden 4-6pm