The Crossing Forest Row

Community Supported Agriculture

READ ALL ABOUT IT:   Smallholders challenge the planners. Defending the right to farm for good food and biodiversity, not for profit.  Value life over money.  Our crowdfunding page is now closed, but you can still make a donation using the PayPal ‘Donate’ button to the right.  We also greatly appreciate all your ‘shares’ and ‘tweets’ and please sign our Change.org petition.

Watch our “Agroecology in Action” video to meet the family and find out more about the amazing potential of agroecology to tackle loss of biodiversity and climate change.

Also for your entertainment, watch “The REGULATORS”.

The Crossing Community Supported Agriculture scheme supplies harvest shares. Our weekly boxes are delivered Friday mornings to One The Square, Forest Row and contain a wide variety of vegetables and top fruits grown in our no-dig garden on 50 x 8m raised beds.  We also keep sheep, pigs and chickens.

To achieve our aims we use an Agro-ecology design, implemented by Biologic Design. Inspired by the Regenerative Agriculture movement and Permaculture Principles, Community involvement, WWOOF uk, A Biochar Stove and mindfulness.

Want to know more about Regenerative Agriculture? Watch this amazing short film about an 4th generation industrial agricultural COWBOY Farmer, who turned his degenerated farm land into an oasis, teaming with life, in only 15 years.  It’s called “One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts” and sends a message of peace and plenty.

Our CSA provides local food for local people. We have a Coop Co-op, 14 families share the care of a flock of laying hens, which is open to new members, Easter 2017.

Nothing is truly owned – only taken care of for future generations. We celebrate seasonal markers in the wheel of the year.  Our role is to steward the Land. Our aim is to leave it in a better state than we found it. Our goal is maximum fertility with maximum biodiversity.  Biodiversity means adaptability, adaptability means resilience, resilience in our food systems is what we need to rise to the challenge of climate change.  We are aiming for maximum food production by human scale effort, without disturbing the highly complicated and little understood layers of microbial and fungal relationships that live beyond our understanding beneath the surface of the earth.

That is where the magic lies.

Please support this smallholding to defend the right to farm for good food & biodiversity, not for profit. Thank you.






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You are cordially invited to STAND UP for small scale agriculture and support The Crossing in their struggle to be accepted by local planning authority and be granted permission to live and work on the land at The Crossing, Forest Row.

We will gather at the front steps of The Royal Courts of Justice, in The Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, on Wednesday 21st June, from 9am Summer Solstice, for a press call. You are then welcome to join us in the High Court, which has a public gallery, to listen to our top 500 barrister argue the case for the second judicial review. We are asking Wealden council to consider our second planning application, the judicial review is concerning this.

The courts let you know what time your hearing will be at 5pm on the day before it's due.... so if you're coming please text Emma 07976 296 364 to let her know you're planning on being there and she'll let you know what time...

Hearing could be from 10am to 4pm. We'd like to see supporters from 9am on SUMMER SOLSTICE, an auspicious day, we'll bring and share food from The Crossing CSA.

Why do we need more small farms?
Ecology, Autonomy, Co-operation, Community, Right Livelihood, Accountability. Post Brexit we need to take responsibility for our food systems and produce nourishing, quality foods locally, that are uncontaminated with chemical residues.

Access to land is key. Our planning policies need to reflect the needs of the population.

Come to London this Summer Solstice and STAND UP for small scale agriculture, Come Make This Eden
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High Court Solstice hearing

June 21, 2017, 9:00am - June 21, 2017, 11:00am

You are cordially invited to STAND UP for small scale agriculture and support The Crossing in their struggle to be accepted by local planning authority and be granted permission to live and work on the land at The Crossing, Forest Row. We will gather at the front steps of The Royal Courts of Justice, in The Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, on Wednesday 21st June, from 9am Summer Solstice, for a press call. You are then welcome to join us in the High Court, which has a public gallery, to listen to our top 500 barrister argue the case for the second judicial review. We are asking Wealden council to consider our second planning application, the judicial review is concerning this. The courts let you know what time your hearing will be at 5pm on the day before it's due.... so if you're coming please text Emma 07976 296 364 to let her know you're planning on being there and she'll let you know what time... Hearing could be from 10am to 4pm. We'd like to see supporters from 9am on SUMMER SOLSTICE, an auspicious day, we'll bring and share food from The Crossing CSA. Why do we need more small farms? Ecology, Autonomy, Co-operation, Community, Right Livelihood, Accountability. Post Brexit we need to take responsibility for our food systems and produce nourishing, quality foods locally, that are uncontaminated with chemical residues. Access to land is key. Our planning policies need to reflect the needs of the population. Come to London this Summer Solstice and STAND UP for small scale agriculture, Come Make This Eden

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..was so there for this one, we feasted in front of Defra's front door and invited them to join us for a place at the table. Our voices will be heard in the post brexit agricultural policy debates, in a report commissioned by the Green Party ...

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