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  • We’ve been awarded £60,000 from the Lottery and the EU

    Posted on October 27th, 2010 charlotte No comments

    Camel Community Supported Agriculture members are celebrating success! Our growing-own-food scheme has won £60,000 funding.

    We’ve been granted £47,984 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food Programme and £12,484 from the East Cornwall Local Action Group (ECLAG) to help us expand.

    The Growing Food, Growing People project will reflect our main aims: to provide fresh, seasonal local food, reduce food miles and to reconnect people with the land where their food is grown.

    We’ll be offering social, learning and volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged and unemployed people in north Cornwall. They’ll find out how to sow, grow, harvest and prepare their own vegetables. This will happen during educational sessions and site visits that we’re organising in partnership with schools, charities and other local organisations.  

    The grant funding will enable us to employ professional growers to cultivate the site and to provide advice and assistance to our volunteers. We’ll also be investing in three poly tunnels, a bore hole and water tank, irrigation system, sheds, a small tractor, rabbit-proof fencing and a variety of horticultural tools.

    We’re launching our expansion today on our plot behind St Kew Harvest Farm Shop at St Kew Highway.

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