A farm which featured in BBC radio series The Archers has opened a £1m share offer in order to raise money for its future operations.
Stockwood Community Benefit Society (CBS), the owner of Rush Farm Worcestershire, is offering a 5% return on investment to those interested in taking up the offer.
Alongside being the centrepiece of the The Archers, the series was also written and recorded on farm grounds. It is the UK’s only community-owned farm, with over 300 investors who ensure wildlife is preserved, employment on the farm is secured, and renewable energy is supplied.
Sebastian Parsons, CEO of Stockwood CBS said: “Stockwood showcases that it is possible to have a thriving and sustainable farm business that enhances the wellbeing and security of the local community. We’re asking people to ethically invest in a project that will have decent returns and high social and environmental impacts.
“There are hundreds of farmers looking to diversify who have empty outhouses ready to be transformed into business parks that will support the local economy. Their land can provide a source of wealth and health for the community where nature and farming thrive. We want to hear from people interested to make this happen.”