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FarmStart Information
FarmStart Information

If you’re looking to make a transition from community or allotment growing to commercial production, FarmStart offers the perfect opportunity to build up your skills and experiment with organic commercial-scale growing on a larger scale. 

Without hefty savings or a farm in the family, starting a new career on the land is almost impossible for most. By providing training, equipment, land and a growing market, we’ve created a supported route into farming for brand new entrants.

FarmStart runs at our Woodbank site in Stockport. The entry level of the programme runs from February to October each year, and involves a time commitment of 2 days each week.

The cost of the programme is £660 inc. VATwhich is payable before the group induction in January. A deposit of £100, which is returned on completion of the FarmStart programme, is payable by Thursday 22nd December. If you'd like to discuss payment & pricing options with us, please mention this when emailing your application and we will be in touch.

The deadline for all applications will be Thursday 15th December, please download the application form below and send it in to It is essential that you first come to one of our Land Army sessions before applying for the course - you can find these on our events page.