Nat Cross – Urban Farmer

It started out as just as a few fruit trees and a vegetable patch – but Nat Cross’s years of effort – have now turned a former horse-grazing field – that nestles between main line railway and a canal path – into an urban farm he is proud of.

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Nat’s water supply comes from a local cold water spring and is fed through a solar-powered pump.

I am one of many people who use the walking and cycling route into Bath that takes you off the London Road, over Grosvenor Bridge and up on to the Kennet and Avon canal.

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Why let win and beer bottles go to waste?

You will pass the home-made entrance gate to Undercliff Urban Farm on the railway side of the path up to the canal..

For the past few years – once the growing season is well underway – Nat opens up shop on a week-end to let the rest of us taste his home-grown produce.

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Nat’s produce stall is constructed with an old railway sleeper as a base.

Time for Bath Newseum to go and find out more and discover how he had came to start his rail-side venture.

That website again – www.undercliffurbanfarm.co.uk