The house and farm-buildings are owned and managed by our housing co-op, One Community Ltd, which purchased Keveral in 1997, after renting the property for 24 years.
We received loans from Radical Routes (a network of housing and worker co-ops) and Triodos Bank (an ethical investment bank that supports social and environmental projects). One Community has been a member of Radical Routes since 1996.
Keveral Sustainable Land Holdings
The land is owned by our land co-op, Keveral Sustainable Land Holdings Ltd (KSLH), and consists of 30 acres of land. KSLH operates a loanstock scheme, which accepts loans from friends and supporters, to help finance land purchases.
The management of the farmland is overseen by our worker's co-op, Keveral Farmers Ltd. Most parts of the farm are now rented out to members of the co-op for personal use and income generation.
Land use includes vegetable production on field plots and in polytunnels, orchard and soft fruit, woodland, pasture for horses and hay, and a camping area. The land is managed according to ecologically-sound principles, and is certified as organic by The Soil Association.
Keveral Permaculture Group
Keveral Permaculture Group aims to promote sustainable lifestyles and sustainable development through education and training.