We work a six-acre field by Donington-on-Bain, six miles west of Louth, in partnership with the owners, Stenigot Estates.
A 10-metre wide strip is hand worked by volunteers raising a variety of produce; and the remaining area is managed by David producing larger quantities of field crops.
We also raise tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, etc. in a nearby polytunnel. We have a few hens nearby.
In 2022, we are still finding our feet in what we grow, how we grow it, and how best to make it available to local people.
We are also proud of our community objectives including “banishing isolation and loneliness” through whatever we do.
We generally meet at The Field on Saturday mornings when our roadside stall is filled with fresh produce – operating on a donation basis.
You are very welcome to join us or just pop by to see what we are up to. There is also a satellite stall in Louth (opposite Louth hospital).
1) To banish loneliness and isolation -> To build a warm and welcoming community
2) To grow and prepare nutritious, organic food
3) To share information, knowledge, skills and experience
4) To become a long-term, local food project that could be replicated elsewhere
Let’s get in touch
Contact us at Doncomfarm@gmail.com
(be advised, email is managed by volunteers and not checked every day)
Community gardening in Donington on Bain
A local farmer sets aside a field for community growing. A group of local residents get together to plan. A stall at the roadside offers fresh, organic, pay-as-you-feel veg to the community, and a local Foodbank distributes free, organic food to people who are facing food insecurity. The essence of this vision… “shared, organic produce,…
In 2022-23, the community grew a field of leeks, which were donated to community groups and charities by Fareshare: