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  • Mid-week volunteering

    Posted on May 12th, 2009 charlotte No comments

    Members are more than welcome to volunteer to work during the week – not just on Sunday mornings.

    Give expert grower Jeremy Brown a ring on 07971762227 to find out when it might be convenient to help out on Camel Community Supported Agriculture’s vegetable beds.  Weather permitting, of course!

    He’s there every day as a member of the farming family who own the land and who have generously offered it rent-free to Camel CSA for the first few months.  He grows his own vegetables on the adjoining plot to sell at St Kew Harvest Farm Shop.

    Jeremy can arrange to meet you on the site and explain what jobs need to be done.   These might include sowing seeds in the potting shed, spreading compost on new beds and weeding around our emerging crops.

    pea-plantLast Sunday we got several new beds raked, fresh compost spread and more seeds sown, including an extra row of peas and some more radishes.  We planted out beetroot and chard seedlings and hoed up weeds in the pea, onion and shallot beds. 

    The devastation to the first rows of peas that had to be replaced was caused by the pea and bean weevil, not slugs.  Apologies all round.  Either the resident pheasant or a partridge has been having a go at the spring onions, but the damage is not lasting.

    A big thank you to Sunday’s energetic crew – volunteer expert growers Jane, Jeremy B and Mark N and volunteer members Carolyn, Charlotte, Diana, Kitty, Mike H and Mike S.

    We had a useful discussion during the tea break about the kind of activities we want to organise for the Open Day on Sunday 7 June – Open Farm Sunday.  Any suggestions welcome. 

    Click here to view our entry on the Open Farm Sunday website.

  • Camel CSA gets support from sponsors

    Posted on March 2nd, 2009 charlotte No comments

    Exciting news for Camel Community Supported Agriculture!

    The Brown family of St Kew Harvest Farm Shop have very generously offered to let us have the initial two acre plot of land rent free until July. 

     TT Compost Ltd at St Teath has kindly agreed to donate 30 tons of compost.  Cornwall Farmers has offered discounts.

     The Co-operative Group has granted us £1,400 to cover further land rental.

    We are busy formulating funding bids to the Lottery Food Fund and the Local Action Group.  So far we have completed Stage 1 of the Lottery Local Food grant process.

    Camel CSA’s team of expert vegetable growers has begun preparing and planting the land.  The first vegetables should be ready for distribution to our members by the middle of June.