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  • Exeter University and Volunteer Cornwall researcher springs into action at Camel CSA

    Posted on August 14th, 2011 charlotte No comments

    Allison Livingstone, Camel CSA’s partnership development co-ordinator says:

    There’s a new face around our veg site asking questions and getting stuck in to some volunteering!

    Becky Harrison is an action researcher for the University of Exeter and Volunteer Cornwall. She’s started working with us at Camel CSA to develop an understanding of how community groups work and the effect that they have on volunteers and the wider community.

    Becky has an MSc in sustainable development and is now studying for a PhD. Previously she worked with the Turtle Foundation and CRISIS, the charity for single homeless people.

    Becky’s particularly interested in how people feel about recording their experiences on camera and film as well as talking informally to her. She’s very friendly and is very happy to talk and work at the same time!

    You can contact her directly at beckyh@volunteercornwall.org.uk with any questions or for more information.

  • Meet Camel CSA’s new partnership development officer

    Posted on June 14th, 2011 Allison No comments

    Hi, my name is Allison Livingstone and I’m the new partnership development coordinator for Camel Community Supported Agriculture in Cornwall.

    My job is to increase site visits and members, and people already have suggestions on how to do that and who to contact.

    My background is in communications and development work. I live just outside Liskeard with my partner, two dogs and seven chickens…

    I’d been watching Camel CSA’s progress from afar and was very excited when this position came up. I’m especially passionate about local food (localism in general), sustainability and gardening.

    I’ll be working 12 hours a week and hope to get to the site at St Kew Highway near Wadebridge at least once a week so people can quiz me on what I’m up to and ideas they may have.

    And that’s what I’m after the most – ideas!

    So if there’s a group you’d particularly like me to talk to, or who you think would like more information, drop me a line on retrogooseuk@yahoo.co.uk (please mark the subject title Camel) or call on 07900 825 934. I can travel to them, provide information by email and even do presentations.

    In the meantime, it’s been a real pleasure meeting the people I have, and I can’t wait to meet the rest of you soon!