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CoFarm founder seeking £185,000 to get project off the ground in Cambridge




The man behind a community farm heading for Cambridge wants to raise £185,000 to launch his ambitious pilot project, and could use llamas to deliver food to households.

Community farm founder Gavin Shelton at the site off Barnwell Rd. Picture: Keith Heppell. (15808260)
Community farm founder Gavin Shelton at the site off Barnwell Rd. Picture: Keith Heppell. (15808260)

CoFarm aims to provide healthy, local and sustainable food by developing a seven-acre site on Barnwell Road. It is the vision of former biodiversity conservationist Gavin Shelton, who believes the time is ripe for a new way of providing local food. A recent consultation survey underlined the city’s support for the project.

Mr Shelton believes that while CoFarm is a pilot scheme at present, it can be scaled-up to provide a template for other areas in the UK. He is to launch a crowdfunding campaign in the autumn, but don’t expect to spot him on TV’s Dragon’s Den.



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