Tobias Goulden, a longstanding member and biodynamic farmer and grower, has recently taken on the tenancy of Hapstead Camphill farm which Frankie Van Der Stok managed for many years. It is a mile from Buckfastleigh and has wonderful views from some fields, looking over Buckfastleigh right across to the coast.
Tobias’s vision fully embraces the social aspects of biodynamics and community participation and could, if successful, offer much to the area both in terms of food availability and work opportunities for young people and those with social difficulties. He has formed a community interest company with Jo Clark from ‘On the Hill ‘ and head teacher Mike Rees-Lee. A gofundme page has been set up as they need to raise funds for farm machinery.
A report on progress will hopefully go out with the next BD Group newsletter. More details and a full breakdown of costs can be found in the ‘gofundme’ link.