If you like what we do, please consider donating to the project...
Wise ol' carrot says:
welcome to bentley urban farm
Bentley Urban Farm (BUF) is an upcycled market garden based in Bentley, Doncaster. We are using reclaimed materials to turn a former horticultural training centre into a commercial growing project capable of providing affordable, fresh, healthy, local food whilst creating new opportunities for education, training, skill-sharing, employment and entrepreneurship.
As 'Doncopolitan's' we're local people who love Doncaster, but our region has more than its fair share of problems, particularly when it comes to health and food. We have the second highest obesity rate in the country, high levels of food poverty and despite being surrounded by farmland our towns and villages are 'food deserts'. In Bentley a staggering 94% of us live within walking distance of a fast-food outlet, but there isn't a single greengrocers in the town. It is literally easier to buy kebabs than kale!
But Doncaster has one of the best micro-climates in the north of England, suitable for growing a wide range of fruit and veg; it has an award winning food market; and some amazing local food producers and companies. Donny should be a celebrated foodie paradise... and we're working to make sure that it is.
Our project is funded through sales of our produce, especially our BUF Bags and BUF Boxes, workshops, events and kind donations from the individuals and businesses. Please visit our shop or contact us directly to offer your much needed support.
This TED Talk by Ron Finley is one of the main inspirations behind and other urban growing work we have created, including Doncaster Urban Growers and Greenacker.