The Glastonbury Town Deal has secured £23.6 million investment for the town, representing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver the objectives outlined in the Town Investment Plan

Glastonbury Food and Regenerative Farming Centre

Lead Organisation: Red Brick Building Centre

Establishing a community-led agroecological facility which will enable people to find a place of learning and development and gain knowledge and experience in producing local food.


  • Towns Fund:  £1.1m
  • Co-Funding:  £0.8m


  • People gaining knowledge and experience about producing own food
  • Produce more local food leading to food resilience and security

Key Project Themes

  • Tackle Climate Change
  • Grow the Economy
  • Reduce Deprivation
  • Improve Health and Wellbeing


  • Addresses concerns relating to food resilience and security as well as provision of food for the future
  • Recognises the need to reduce carbon emissions through local growth of food.
  • Addresses anxiety levels generated as a result of COVID-19 by providing engaging outdoor activity.

Project Summary

A community-led educational research centre based at Bridies Farm which covers around 20 acres of under-used organic pastureland.

The centre will demonstrate natural methods for growing food, land management and promote holistic approaches to wellbeing for a land, human and animal symbiosis.  It will be a place for all ages to grow together, whilst skill sharing, immersed in nature

As well as producing local food and reducing food miles, other aims of the project include inspiring smallholders, landowners and gardeners to care for the land in harmony with nature; increasing food resilience; and improving the mental and physical wellbeing of local residents.

Click here to view the planning application details and documents.