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The Fight for Fordhall Farm Ben & Charlotte Hollins

The Fight for Fordhall Farm By Ben & Charlotte Hollins

The Fight for Fordhall Farm by Ben & Charlotte Hollins

Condition - Very Good
7 in stock


Read Ben and Charlotte's inspirational story of hope and survival they relive their race against time.

The Fight for Fordhall Farm Summary

The Fight for Fordhall Farm by Ben & Charlotte Hollins

THE FIGHT FOR FORDHALL FARM is the astonishing story of a young brother and sister faced with an unimaginable task - escaping eviction from their home that had been in their family since the 1700s, and saving their livelihood. Ben & Charlotte's father, Arthur Hollins, ran Fordhall Farm in Shropshire from the age of 14 until his death aged 90 in 2005, and inspired his children with his zeal for organic farming. So when their landlord informed them in 2005 that they would have to achieve the seemingly impossible and raise GBP800,000 to buy the farm or face eviction, 20- and 22-year-old Ben and Charlotte refused to give in without a fight. Aided by the Community Development Manager Sophie Hopkins and volunteers from across the country, the Hollinses set up the Fordhall Community Land Initiative, which allows members of the public to buy a GBP50 non-profit share in the farm. With an appeal in national newspapers and on television, the cheques were soon flooding in as the community rallied to save this special piece of farming history. Today more than 8,000 people across the world own a stake in Fordhall, and with supporters including a number of celebrities - HRH Prince Charles, Sting, Prunella Scales and Monty Don to name a few - the farm's future has been secured for the next 100 years.

The Fight for Fordhall Farm Reviews

'The Erin Brockovich of the organic world.' -- Eve Magazine 'An extraordinary battle of modern times.' -- Weekend Daily Mail 'Deserves to be read ... A simple yet engaging human story.' -- Daily Mail

About Ben & Charlotte Hollins

Ben and Charlotte Hollins run Fordhall Farm on the outskirts of Market Drayton.

Additional information

The Fight for Fordhall Farm by Ben & Charlotte Hollins
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton
Short-listed for Guild of Food Writers Awards: Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing 2008
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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