The National Trust-owned Gibside Estate at Rowlands Gill just outside of Newcastle provides the home to the squash production at Gibside Community Farm, a true community-led growing project using part of the historically significant walled garden and some fields a couple of miles from the main site. To read more click on the post title or image.
I’d first met Laura Burlison back in February when the winds were coming across her patch straight from the North Sea – she was the one who was ‘gonna be a grower’. By July things were very different – The Paddock was alive and she was growing. Canny lass! To read more click on the post title or image.
Brian Robson had left the family farm and was working for Tesco before his Dad discovered free range meat. Its transformed the family farm and Brian is now back homing running the family business………………..click on the post title or image to find out more.
Laura Burliston is High Spen born and bred. She has that wonderful lilting North East accent and pride whilst also being pragmatic and mischievous. She did herself and family proud when she gained access to University and came away with a degree in anthropology. She then went off on the now obligatory world travels. It was there that it happened………………click on the post title or image to find out more.