Welcome to Origin. We are a non-profit, co-operative, community owned farming space.
It all started about 5 years ago with a group of friends, some overgrown fields, mounds of rubble and absolutely no idea what we were doing, but with a vision to create a space for growing, resting, learning and community.
We now work together to grow fresh vegetables & fruit, we keep chickens for their beautiful eggs, and have goats, geese & ducks who help our permaculture system by providing manure for compost, eating bugs and clearing land.
Our passion is to see many more people joining the team and learning the joy and benefits of growing their own vegetables, enjoying the friendship & community which is established as we grow & eat together.
Right at the start of our journey, our founding co-operative members decided that we would give away vegetables, fruit & eggs to those who need them.
We also work with our friends from FarmBox in Belfast, who take our fresh vegetables and deliver them to refugee and asylum seeker families.
We are a non-profit. This means that every penny from coffees, treats or boxes of eggs sold goes directly back into the Origin project, allowing us to continue growing & developing our space.
Thank you for your support!
If you would like to get involved, speak to one of our team… everyone is welcome!
Origin is made up of many people who grow together, but we have a core team who run the site, care for the animals and put in some serious hours making Origin a wonderful space for everyone else to come and enjoy.
Black lab. Official taster of all food.
Flower and Vegetable Farmer. Team leader.
Vegetable farmer. Social justice co-ordinator.
Photographer. Barista. Project manager.
German Shepherd ‘Cuddle Therapy’ dog.
Baker. Vegetable farmer. Chicken whisperer.
Expert poly tunnel builder.
Vegetable farmer. Wannabe Picasso.
Vegetable farmer. Tomato growing expert.
Come & VISIT!
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Origin is available to hire.
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ORIGIN, DIRRAW ROAD,
BALLYMONEY, BT53 7LB