We’re starting a new series of posts celebrating some Very Important Plants. First up Quercus robur, the mighty English Oak… Come down to Bentley Urban Farm to meet a new VIP each week.
Author Archives: The PermaFuture Project
A Space for Well-being, A Space for Art, A Space for Change
The Covid-19 crisis has been devastating. Too many lives lost. Too many people suffering from anxiety, depression and loneliness due to the isolation of lock-down. But amidst the darkest clouds there is always a solver lining and this terrible crisis is no different. The silver lining for Doncaster has been the re-emergence of community self-helpContinue reading “A Space for Well-being, A Space for Art, A Space for Change”
Ecology, Art & Community
To help as many people as possible during these troubled times we are transforming the centre of our site into an outdoor space where artists and community groups can work in a safe, socially distanced environment. We are also continuing to supply fresh organic produce to kitchens and food banks who are supporting the vulnerable.Continue reading “Ecology, Art & Community”
A huge thank you to everyone who bought BUF Boxes this week. This is just some of the produce we have donated to Manna‘s initiative which delivers fresh, healthy meals to vulnerable people in isolation during the Covid-19 crisis…
BUF Boxes are back!
We have been planning to relaunch Bentley Urban Farm BUF Boxes for a while. The situation with Covid 19 has convinced us that this is the time to do so, especially for our elderly customers who are self-isolating. For the duration of the Covid crisis we will also be donating produce to a great initiativeContinue reading “BUF Boxes are back!”
Has another break-in finally broken us? :-(
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 forContinue reading “Has another break-in finally broken us? :-(“
This essay originally appeared in the May 2018 edition of Doncopolitan magazine… Warren Draper talks about the region of Doncaster and how we have been affected by the daily foods we consume and what the impacts are. Words: Warren Draper Photography: Warren Draper As a region, Doncaster currently has the second highest proportion of overweightContinue reading
Grow Fresh, Grow Healthy, Grow Wild!
BENTLEY URBAN FARM (BUF) is the world’s first upcycled market garden. Back in September 2016, the PermaFuture co-operative took over the run-down Horticultural Training Centre behind St Peter’s Church on Bentley High Street. With help from amazing groups like The Ridge Employability College, the Primary Learning Centre, Bentley Park and our incredible volunteers, we use a range of reclaimed materials (stuff other people would simply consider ‘waste’) toContinue reading “Grow Fresh, Grow Healthy, Grow Wild!”