Canon Frome Court

Postal Address
Canon Frome Court
Ledbury
HR8 2TD

Year started
1978
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
28
Number of under 18s
21
Ideological focus
organic farming, food and friends with widely green/ left values
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

We are farming cooperative and intentional community in rural Herefordshire. We are made up of a main house, stable block and garden cottage that provide 19 self-contained leasehold living spaces of varying sizes. Together we number about 29 adults and 21 children ranging from babes in arms to wise seventy year olds.

We make our decisions by consensus, and make much of our food based on our hard labour and good times in the gardens, pollys or fields. We eat together weekly and are fortunate to have the facilities to host public events to share the place with basket weavers, pilates classes and music lovers utilising the various spaces and rooms we share. There are communal workspaces for metal and woodwork.

Our 40 acres mixed farm follows organic principles in raising a variety of animals including dairy and beef cattle, goats, sheep and chickens. The large walled garden produces year-round veg from year round work, with some help from WWOOFers. We have plenty of space for picnics, parties, kids play areas and even a swimming pool and lake.

We recently installed PV and a district biomass heating system that supplies much of our heat and electricity and helps us be as sustainable as possible.

Canon Fromers like to work, rest and play!!!

community does not share income
community requires capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
London
WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom

info@diggersanddreamers.org.uk

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Canon Frome Court is currently looking for new members

We’re always seeking to encourage interested people in coming and finding out about us. We hold regular Open Weekends in spring and autumn. Please contact us for the dates of the next open weekend: membership@canonfromecourt.org.uk Due to COVID19, our open days are currently virtual.

Send them a message:
membership@canonfromecourt.org.uk

Canon Frome Court is currently looking for volunteers

We take volunteers via Helpx and Wwoof from spring to autumn. Please contact our volunteer coordinator for further information: wwoof@canonfromecourt.org.uk

Send them a message:
membership@canonfromecourt.org.uk