White House Farm

The Culture of the Countryside were invited to the Alde Valley knowledge festival at White House Farm, Great Glemham , Suffolk in April 2010. It was a fascinating and informative day led by Jason Gathorne Hardy who is a farmer, artist and food campaigner. Claire Bains of Natural England: (land management advisory service) and Claire Chacksfield of EastFeast (Director) were key speakers with other invitees including Iain Dunnett (project manager) of Greensuffolk, Polly Robinson who runs Food safari and also local allotment and community champions and MA researchers. The day was extremely useful in providing an opportunity for sharing and developing local knowledge and how groups can work together, as Jason aptly said in relation to local food, “Local foods linked to a strong landscape, brings economic assets.” The afternoon was spent exploring and discussing Jason’s farm, the notable work that has already happened and the plans for the future.