Once again Bentley Urban Farm has been targeted by thieves. They have taken essential tools for the daily running of the site. As a volunteer-led, upcycled, community project we have been struggling for a while, but this is a major set back.
Without sufficient tools we are unable to work at full capacity, so for the foreseeable future we will only be open to the public from 10am to 2pm on Fridays. We have a handful of tools left, but it you want to volunteer and are able to bring your own then please do so.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but rest assured that we will find a way to rebuild this important project. In light of the Climate and Ecological Emergency the work we do around permaculture-based, vegan, organic local food production is more vital than ever. As are our strategies to fight food deserts and food poverty. We will not be beaten by the selfish and greedy actions of people who would rob a community project.
Especially as we’ve been so busy lately getting the site ready for the new season.
We have built Bentley Urban Farm against all the odds. We are impoverished people working in an impoverished area. We prove that change is not only possible, it is possible using very limited resources (its just a shame that some people think that they are more entitled to those resources than an entire community is). Grassroots, DIY solutions are the only ones which work for the people who need change the most. We believe that projects like ours are the future. Greedy, self-serving individuals who care only about money are sooooo last millennium 😉