Refarming, in partnership with Gareth Nash of SMS Solutions and Dave Nicholson, is working with a group of forward-thinking prisons in the North-West of England to set up a network of farm businesses for ex-offenders. Aiming to generate incomes and rehabilitate, work is underway to deliver the first micro-farms this Summer. We’re committed to:-
- Design and build 6 micro-farms.
- Train ex-offenders to grow hydroponically in their own farm.
- Set up a branded supply line of nutritious food.
- Mentor the new farmers along co-op principles.
- Simplify the money side using cloud software from FreeAgent.
- Trial using ‘off-grid’ renewable energy.
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