Ash Wheeler is membership Secretary to Land Workers Alliance and grows on land leased at Trill Farm, a 300 acre mixed organic farm set in the rolling hills and woodlands of east Devon. It was bought in 2008 by Romy Fraser – the founder of Neil’s Yard Remedies – with the aim of developing an education centre and community of small businesses that could work together to use the land’s resources. Ash, along with partner Kate and young family, have been at Trill running the 2.5 acre vegetable garden since 2010.
Ash and Kate use traditional organic principles and in doing so they grow and harvest around two tonnes of salad a year from over 80 different varieties of leaf and flowers. Most of their produce is sold to local restaurants including next door neighbours River Cottage HQ and Canteen in Axminster, and the Town Mill Bakery, Millside, Hix Oyster & Fish House and the Alexandra Hotel in Lyme Regis.
Ash is a natural born grower having decided at a very early age he wanted to follow in his father’ s footsteps and grow vegetables!! In the middle of January he was though making a new bench for one of the poly-tunnels in advance of taking a well earned break of a week in Wales.
For more information see Trill Farm Garden
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