Farming on crutches


The Groundswell Show 2021 is supporting “Farming on Crutches”


Over the last 12 months this small group – members of the Sierra Leone Amputee Sports Association – has established with their own hands this ten-acre farm based on permaculture and agro-ecological principles.  They now want to train others to do the same – starting with their fellow amputees, then encouraging schoolchildren before helping able-bodied farmers to move away from the chemical treadmill and engage with nature.  Here is a clip of the reality of carrying water on crutches.  To learn more, watch them at this year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference or read their plans for the future.