Your NameHelen Gordon
TRP Cohort AssignmentEurope Summer-Fall 2023, Cohort 2
Study Cohort Members

Corinna Fechner
Nille Skalts
Helen Gordon
Tim Haeberlin

Working Title of The Project (which we will use to refer to it throughout the series)

Hillsdown Organic Farm & Businesses

Project Location

Hillsdown Organic Farm, Sussex RH177DH, UK

Nature of The Project (e.g. building, new community, economic development, etc.)

Farm stewarding small businesses including sustainable agriculture
Building of a community on a farm

Why do you think this project is appropriate for the course assignment?

-project already established - and ongoing development
-potential of application of regenerative framework on various levels
-mulitlayered nature of the project (personal challenge of the owner to put up a running business and developing an organic farm, curating tenants of small businesses in awareness of political and economical situation of a place in southern Britain, executing construction work of buidings and landscape)

Additional Useful Information

The owner is a journalist, working in locations of war and crisis, that inherited a 35 hectares farm in 2014 from her aunt.
A development towards organic and sustainable agriculture was a goal from the beginning.
Economical challenges had to be faced as there was no capital.
Existing tenants were probematic and had to be exchanged.

Date CreatedSeptember 26, 2023