Interested in starting your own farm?
Sandown offers supported incubator plots to foster a new generation of farmers.
These plots include shared site amenities, shared market channels, the support of a collegial peer group, and ongoing mentorship from industry professionals in the diverse skills required to thrive in today’s agricultural sector.
These incubator plots are open to anyone who would like to apply.
Additionally, Sandown Society is working to team up with complementary partners, such as Growing Young Farmers, to increase Sandown's offerings and benefits to the wider community. Stay tuned as these exciting plans develop!
What about the amenities?
A shared greenhouse will be built as an important amenity for getting a jump start on the season with seed starting and propagating. It will be shared by Fickle Fig and the other community growers.
Farming requires field infrastructure:
covered areas for gathering, washing, drying, cutting, bunching, packing, storing;
places for tools, soil amendments, machinery;
shared spaces and resources for daily tasks, inspiration and reference.
At Sandown, sharing these functional spaces will save on materials and cost, and help to build community, conversation and shared learning. We will always keep in mind clear design and good communication — key ingredients for keeping these working spaces running smoothly.