Stories from the future: Paul & Sue


It's 2030. Paul and Sue are farmers from near St Just. Nearly ten years ago, as new tenants on a Council-owned farm, they took part in a programme that helped them move to organic farming. Through a combination of training and financial support, they were able to radically change how they used their land. They planted more trees, improved the quality of the soil, and diversified their produce, selling fruit, nuts and timber, alongside much smaller quantities of meat and milk. Now they own their own farm, and their son, Jack, who back then had said he was leaving farming behind, has combined his skills as a craftsman with the timber business and joined them.

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