"The only truly dependable production technologies are those that are sustainable over the long term. By that very definition, they must avoid erosion, pollution, environmental degradation, and resource waste. Any rational food-production system will emphasize the well-being of the soil-air-water biosphere, the creatures which inhabit it, and the human beings who depend upon it."

Eliot Coleman

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ABOUT TEWIN GREENS

When I was 12 years old I lived above a pub that my Mum and Dad ran. The pub had a tiny garden, mainly concrete, and a small patch of grass. That year my Dad and I converted an old shed in the garden, into a makeshift greenhouse. We grew tomatoes in the greenhouse and Butterhead lettuce in a cold frame to the side of it. I would sell the lettuce to customers in the pub for about 25p each. I still remember the great pleasure of harvesting those heads of lettuce, proudly carrying it into the pub and presenting it to its new owner : )

 

Fast forward 28 years, and after a fairly long career in software development, not truly happy with where I was going, I came to the conclusion I had to make a change, I had to find a way back to the things that made me really happy. Growing vegetables.

 

3 years ago I started to retrain into the horticulture industry, developing my skills, my focus was around growing vegetables, using regenerative systems to produce healthy pesticide free vegetables. I spent time on my allotment, in kitchen gardens and working at a local farm in Ware (Black Grove Farm) building up my knowledge before realising that farming my own piece of land, on a small scale, in a regenerative way was what I really wanted to do.

 

Toward the end of 2020 I met the team at Tewin Bury Farm and they shared my enthusiasm for developing a small scale farm that could supply the local community. With their help and input we have been able to make this project a reality.

 

Tewin Greens is a ½ acre market garden set within the grounds of Tewin Bury Farm growing seasonal vegetables using no-dig, regenerative, organic principles.