Ben and Charlotte Hollins' father ran Fordhall Farm from the age of 14 until his death in 2005, along the way inspiring his children with his zeal for organic farming. Shortly after their father’s death, the landlord informed the siblings that they must either raise £800,000 to buy the farm that had been in their family for 700 years, or face eviction. Refusing to go without a fight, the Hollinses set up the Fordhall Community Land Initiative, which allows members of the public to buy a £50 non-profit share in the farm. With an appeal in national newspapers and on television, the community rallied to save a special piece of farming history. Today, more than 8,000 people across the world own a stake in Fordhallincluding such celebrities as Prince Charles and Stingand the farm's future has been secured for the next 100 years. This is the inspirational story of hope and survival against the odds, and an intriguing behind-the-scenes glimpse of the life of modern farmers.
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About the Author
Ben and Charlotte Hollins run Fordhall Farm on the outskirts of Market Drayton.
Table of ContentsForeword Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall vii
Introduction Tom Oliver ix
The Fight for Fordhall Farm 1
Afterword Tom Oliver 331
Picture credits 333
How can I get involved? 337