Down Farm is Henry Allison’s family farm, and Olivia James joined him here in the summer of 2016.
Henry has been working on organic farms across the South West since graduating from Brighton University in 2011, including completing the Soil Association‘s Future Growers apprenticeship scheme at Daylesford Organics.
Olivia studied at Sussex University, and later at King’s College London, specialising in Environmental Politics and Economics. She then went on to qualify in Practical Horticulture at urban growing projects in London, Stepney City Farm and Walworth Garden Farm. Whilst in London she was working in various sustainability organisations that specialise in waste management including food redistribution charity FareShare.
Now together they are opening their own organic market garden, just outside of Winkleigh in Mid-Devon.