The one acre plot is a fenced off corner of a field that is 100 x 50 metres size. It has a large 27m long polytunnel with an aquaponics system, a fruit cage, a vegetable growing area around 25 x 10m, perennial plots, a mini-orchard, three larger pens for chickens, ducks and pigs, and a further growing and grassed area. In addition there are composting areas, trial sites, hot beds, cordons of fruit trees, water harvesting and more.
One-third of the plot is given over to community allotments. All the allotmenteers have to grow to certified organic standards and get inspected every year along with the rest of the farm.
Many of the blogs are about the one acre plot – what is being grown, trialled, the animals that are kept, the successes and failures, things to do and techniques to try.