Fertile Ground

A collaborative space created around the West Moss-side kitchen, the organic farm and garden and the wild ground for developing local, artisan, organic & sustainable food projects.

Fertile Ground builds on the assets at West Moss-side Organic Farm
Fertile Ground includes special events in the Hayloft at West Moss-side Organic Farm

Kate Sankey is continually seeking out projects which fit with West Moss-side’s philosophy and the passion for an authentic, high quality and low impact venue, accommodation and food experiences which are rooted in the Trossachs landscape.

In 2018 Kate Sankey and award winning chef Andrew Barrowcliffe launched Fertile Ground with a series of events and projects which enhanced the offering here at West Moss-side culminating in a Foragers Feast where we joined forces with Adrian and Louise Rose of North West Bushcraft.

Since then Andrew has moved to Norway as head chef in a restaurant on the west coast. In 2019 we have been developing new collaborations and projects, including links with other producers with Neighbourfood and collaborating with the Wild Food project.

Watch this fertile space including for: an autumn foraging feast; pop up restaurant; special events in the Hayloft; health & wellbeing sessions; cook school; Christmas fare cooking; work experience opportunities and more

One of the important drivers for West Moss-side has always been environmental and social wellbeing. We seek to develop skills for local young people and hosting events and activities which further food tourism and food creativity using locally grown produce.

Food is key to everything. To life, to health, to relationships, to culture and to society. Together West Moss-side will create a fertile space for people to grow, to enhance health, to enjoy eating and cooking and to flourish.

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