Greenbroom is a low impact agricultural co-operative with nine young members, established in 2015 and located at Crays Pond.
Our aim is to grow high quality organic produce for the needs of the local area, and promote a sustainable lifestyle by example, education, and research. Greenbroom is certified by The Wholesome Food Association, and the land is cultivated with organic and permaculture methods which naturally build soil fertility. Crops are cultivated by hand without the use of fossil fuels, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides or artificial fertilisers, and all deliveries are made by bicycle.
Greenbroom has a particular focus on cultivating perennial crops and long term crop rotations. There are many benefits of cultivating perennial vegetables including: less digging and ploughing, greater drought tolerance, greater resistence to pests, greater nutritional density than annual crops and often better tasting veg!
Long term organic soil fertility techniques such as hugelkultur beds, charged biochar and wood-chip mulching are used. Greenbroom promotes local wildlife and biodiversity by providing habitat such as ponds, hedges, nettle patches and wildflower strips.
Greenbroom produce is available from the True Food Co-op and our on site farm shop, or can be ordered through the website and delivered locally for free.