Summer site visit 2021

  • MMBEN Event 28
  • Date: 4th August 2021
  • Venue: Fordhall Farm

This year we will be visiting Fordhall Farm, MMBEN members from the start and an organic, working farm which is a community-owned in rural Shropshire just outside Market Drayton.

Non members can attend one event first to see if the network works for them before joining.

To book please use the booking buttons or email address below.

Programme for Wednesday 5th August

Join us for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a working organic farm at MMBEN and Shropshire Wildlife Trust partner Fordhall Farm.

This event is currently evolving and the working plan is as follows:


Arrival and welcome

– split into two groups

– 1 hour – farm tour 15ppl

– 1 hour – activity in greenwood shelter 15ppl

2.30pm – drinks and cake in bunkhouse and talk on bunkhouse construction

3pm groups swap activity

– 1 hour – farm tour 15ppl

– 1 hour – activity in greenwood shelter 15ppl


– Wrap up and questions

Information will include:

– the farming system, organics and foggage

– community ownership

– see the meat hanging and understand the closed look farming system

– see our compostable packaging for online meat deliveries

– hot composting

– bunkhouse construction and partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust

At every point Fordhall look to limit their environmental impact and manage their own products and waste.

Sponsorship for this event is available.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Please email¬†[email protected] to book your place on this event. Please feel free to extend this invitation to any customers, suppliers or other business contacts who may be interested in joining us.