Gala Bailey Barker

Gala Bailey Barker


Gala is a Director of Plaw Hatch farm, a mixed 500 acre biodynamic, community-owned farm run as a business. A first-generation farmer she studied for a degree in archaeology and went on to work as an apprentice at Plaw Hatch. She has now worked at the farm for 9 years as farmer and shepherd and been involved in most aspects of the farm. Throughout this time she has focused on improving and increasing the flock from 30 to 65 developing a successful wool business alongside producing lamb for the farm shop. The organically processed knitting yarn, blankets and sheepskins are sold through the farm shop and online and she has recently collaborated with an independent designer who will be working with Plaw Hatch wool to create knitwear for a regenerative clothing collection.

Fibreshed UK – Challenges & Opportunities

Speaker's Corner

Hear from the founders of Southeast England Fibershed: Gala has been developing her flock to create high value products from the fleece for the past 8 years. Harriet Miller, who with her partner, has set up LAM food and fibre to create a regenerative food, fibre and fashion system on their farm in North Kent.