We are a successful community owned property and land trust that owns a rural business park and 150 acres of farmland half way between Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon. We have 27 units and around 100 people work on site. We have a 3-year track record of being 100% let in a rural area.
We make positive ecological and social impacts.
Over 300 people have joined the Society and invested more than £1,000,000. They receive a 5% return on their investment annually as well as supporting these position impacts:
150 acres are let to the biodynamic organic Rush Farm. Biodynamic agriculture is pro-environment and is designed to be a self-sustaining farm system that builds soil humus that is good for food, conservation and carbon sequestration.
A £400,000 solar and ground source heat pump system is being installed to heat the business park. Providing warm air in winter and cold in summer this district heating system is better for the tenants as well as the environment.
We are working with partners to deliver land based education that is proven to help children challenged by mainstream education adjust and thrive. We also offer bush craft training and aim to open a Steiner early years provision on the farm.
On this website you can invest, find units to rent, find out about our events, volunteer and buy from our farm! You can also learn about our history, biodynamic farming and our ethical background and values.
Rush Farm has a long and illustrious history including a place in the story of the long running BBC radio series “The Archers”. In the 1950s the creator of the Archers, Godfrey Baseley, was a frequent visitor to Rush Farm and friend of the then owners, the Hillman family. Several episodes were recorded in the kitchen and the cast were photographed for the Radio Times sitting around the Rush Farm fireplace.
Who are our Members?
Our members come in all shapes and sizes and we are proud of their diversity. We have over 300 investors; 30% are local supporters and many more live across the UK and internationally. What unites our members is their passion for supporting Stockwood. Members invest in us because of our innovative approach to securing land and farm succession, organic and biodynamic land stewardship, and our commitment to renewable energy. Find out more in our 'Invest' section!