Down to Earth is our therapeutic horticultural project which involves working within a sustainable community food cycle.

We cover the entire organic growing process from planning what to grow to sowing seeds, planting out, weeding, watering and harvesting produce & seeds.

Our flock of over 100 free-range Warren hens provide us with eggs and our flock of Poll Dorset sheep are reared for lamb and mutton sales. With the help and support of a grant from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, we are able to produce enough to sell and generate an income for the Trust.

We sell our produce to establishments within the young peoples' local communities. Our young people come from both Derbyshire and Sheffield, so we sell our produce in a variety of places. We currently supply Made by Jonty, Seven Hills Bakery, Sentinel Brewing Company, Zeds Wholefoods and Pom Kitchen in Sheffield. In Derbyshire, we are providing the Hathersage Social Club, Village Green Cafe in Eyam, Grasshopper Cafe in Hope and Beltonville Farm Shop. We also supply 'veg boxes' on request in the local area.

We work with our customers all year round, providing produce throughout the changing seasons to suit their changing requirements. The community food cycle benefits our students through real work place experience and skill development.

For further information on our Down to Earth project and to enquire about purchasing produce, please contact james@laneendfarmtrust.co.uk