Desperately Seeking Smallholders

Are you sick of the rat race?  Wish your life was more “Good Life” than “This Life”? Is a day on the allotment your idea of heaven?

The BBC is looking for ten couples (married couples / siblings / friends etc.) to take part in a new series which will really put your aptitude for farming to the test. Over six weeks you’ll learn how to run and manage your own farm; from animal husbandry and harvesting, to coping with the unpredictable British weather.

The BBC would like to hear from couples who are serious about wanting to change their lives and who will relish farm life.  Whether it’s a love of animals, a passion for gardening, an interest in sustainability and food provenance or a general lust for all things outdoors, anyone who thinks they’ve got what it takes to take on this lifestyle-transforming project!

The series will culminate in the winning pair getting the opportunity to live and work on their own small farm.

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