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If you are interested in joining as a farmer member, the ethos of how you farm and your sense of community is really important to us.

Our asks are summarised below. 

Membership Criteria (farmers)

Become a member

The farmer community

The Green Farm Collective membership criteria. You will need to be doing the following:

  • Using Trinity's Sandy to calculate your carbon usage and biodiversity areas.

  • Striving to farm in a way that enhances nature and the environment. 

  • A minimum of 5% of your land must be farmed for nature.

  • Carrying out minimal soil disturbance techniques for crop establishment - strip-till or no-till- for a minimum of 9 in every 10 years. 

 

Farming as closely to the five principles of regenerative agriculture as possible. 

  1. Protecting soil surfaces.

  2. Integrating livestock into your farming system. 

  3. Minimising soil movement.

  4. Ensuring diversity (cropping, genetics, habitat creation etc.).

  5. Maintain living roots.

 

  • Be minimising Nitrogen use, and optimising plant protection product usage.

  • Have a wide and diverse rotation including spring crops where feasible.

  • No food waste digestate, or paper waste (unless composted) to be applied.

  • Actively working to feed livestock with home grown produce.

 

These conditions apply across all sectors of agriculture, horticulture and forestry. 


Any new members will be inspected upon joining by way of an audit which may be repeated at any time at the discretion of TGFC. 


Every member will be an ambassador for The Green Farm Collective brand and will be expected to honour and promote our principles at all times. 

The Green Farm Collective reserves the right to amend these rules on an annual basis, with 12 months given for members to action any policy amendments.