Guidance: Farm Diversification & Community Growing

Using land for community food or fruit growing schemes is a small but growing trend among innovative farmers, who recognise the potential for both personal and financial rewards, as well as a sense of supporting the wider locality.

What is community growing? Put simply, it’s a generic term that covers many different activities but all involving local people coming together – usually as part of a small, volunteer-led groups - to take part in cultivation.

The document available to download using the link below is gives an overview of useful information available to farmers thinking of community growing as a way to diversify their business.

Guidance: Farm Diversification & Community Growing


Northern Ireland


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