CAST - Community Aquaponics Smallholding & Training Facility
C.A.S.T - Community Aquaponics Smallholding & Training Facility based in rural Kingsley, Cheshire WA6.
Its a community agriculture start-up project supported by UrbanAg CIC.
C.A.S.T provides a friendly place for local people to work together, while learning about animal husbandry, farm skills, aquaponics, and crafts.
- Six acre smallholding in quiet rural location.
- Large workshop / classroom with lighting and power.
- Small Commercial Aquaponics system.
- Teaching Aquaponics system(s).
- Camping area.
- Large pond.
- Various livestock and poultry.
- Local village is easy walking distance (pub, cafe, shop, bus-stop).
Our plan at C.A.S.T is to provide for the wider community:-
-- access to fresh ethically produced local foods;
-- agricultural smallholding related work experience;
-- practical training courses of various types;
-- possibly a few part time jobs;
-- option for unused excess produce going to the local food bank.