THE FARMERS

JON DAVISON

I began my farming journey when I set off to WWOOF in 2012. I spent the following two years exploring Europe through its organic agriculture and eco communities, hopping from farm to farm as a volunteer before settling in Belgium and working for De Wassende Maan- a large biodynamic farm. 

 

During this time I attended my first Permaculture Design Course and subsequently started my Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. Soon after, I was offered the role of Organic Gardens Coordinator at Sunseed Desert Technology where I was in charge of educating volunteers and teaching courses in sustainable agriculture practices as I managed the 2 acre gardens of the project to produce a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs and seeds. 

 

After a year and a half in Spain, I returned to Vermont for the 2018 season as Production Manager of Last Resort Farm- a 200 acre operation.

 

This diverse background has allowed me to cross-pollinate a wide range of ideas, techniques and "best practices" from around the world, while also showing me first hand the true potential of organic, sustainable agriculture. 

YADA CASHMORE

Originally from South Wales, I found growing whilst studying in Falmouth, Cornwall, where I was co-president of the FXU Green Living Society; a student run community allotment garden.

 

Following graduation, I pursued an internship in Sustainable Practices in Southern Spain at the off-grid organisation, Sunseed Desert Technologies, where Jon and I met. Though working predominantly as part of the Organic Gardens Department, under the management of my (little had I known) future husband, I also developed skills in Eco Building, community management and sustainable cooking.

 

Later embarking to Vermont, I worked as a Farmer and Crafts Coordinator for Farm and Wilderness', a summer camp, honouring quaker values to foster healthy relationships with the outdoors, work with the land and explore social justice issues- before returning to the UK to begin our adventure at Hewood.

As a trained Craftswoman with a history of teaching in Nature, I hope to eventually focus my efforts on education, within the setting of the farm. An experimental cook and lover of plant-based foods, I founded Goose Barn Kitchen as a way of sharing a way of life that is more self-sufficient and the successes and mistakes experienced along the way. I'll also be sharing recipes and information around wild food and natural medicines,

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Lower Hewood Farm, Hewood, Chard, Dorset TA204NR

hewoodorganics@gmail.com

07477937916

Our produce is Certified Organic by the Soil Association
Hewood Organics is a registered Partnership ​