Getting a start in farming isn’t easy. Our community is here to help you make those first steps.
Getting access to land, knowing what to grow and how to grow it. These are all barriers to anyone wanting to start a food growing business.
Then there’s the toughest problem of all, marketing and selling your produce.
One of Zerodig’s core aims is to help new growers get started and overcome barriers that stand in their way.
We are here to offer food growing entrepreneurs the support they need to start viable food growing businesses.
Our vision is to create a ‘social enterprise franchise’ model, providing viable livelihoods for new people coming into agriculture using sustainable and ecological methods.
Growers can get involved in either of two ways:
If you’ve got access to a plot of land (of any size), you can join the Zerodig community. You’ll get help with:
- Start-up loans
- Designing your plot
- Getting the right materials, tools, seeds and plants,
- Training in the latest no-dig growing methods
- Business functions such as sales & marketing, accounting, etc, as required
- Ongoing mentoring and support
- A supportive community of growers and mentors
- Access to ongoing research and development
You could run the project as their own business, or simply sell their produce to us as wholesalers
- If you don’t have access to land.
In this case growers can seek employment or an apprenticeship at one of or sites. We will provide everything you need to get started. No experience is necessary, although a keen interest will be important. Growers will receive a basic wage initially to get started (usually 1 year), and a profit share once they start producing food.
Click on ‘Get Involved’ to register for more information.