Fringe Farming UK report is here

The findings from 4 UK Fringe Farming pilots, in Glasgow, Sheffield, Bristol and London, can be found in this new report from Sustain.

Benefits of farming in the urban fringes are:

  • Increased access to regionally-produced, nutritious, culturally-appropriate foods
  • Generation of goods and services that support community wealth-building
  • Provision of jobs and training in a regional economy
  • Access to green space and outdoor learning at the edge of built-up cities
  • Support for community development through community-owned resources, events, and volunteering
  • Sequestration of carbon through farming approaches that work with natural cycles in effect creating ‘carbon-sinks’ surrounding urban space
  • Increased biodiversity through companion planting and integration into agro-forestry

Download the report from Sustain here: