Posted on June 22nd, 2011 No comments
We turned our grow-your-own dream into reality with the support and guidance of the Soil Association via Making Local Food Work. We have £60,000 funding from the Big Lottery’s Local Food programme and the East Cornwall Local Action Group (part of the South West Regional Development Agency).
Posted on June 13th, 2011 No comments
Isn’t it cute?! This is the new little red tractor bought at the Royal Cornwall Show for our community veg plot at St Kew Highway.
We sent a small team to the show to look for one, led by expert grower Mark Norman. They had such fun choosing it - a TAFE 35 DI classic, built in India.
Now we can’t wait for the tractor to be delivered.
Thank you Big Lottery!
Posted on October 27th, 2010 No comments
Camel Community Supported Agriculture members are celebrating success! Our growing-own-food scheme has won £60,000 funding.
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.
Posted on June 27th, 2010 No comments
One of Camel CSA’s expert growers has been showing St Mabyn Toddler Group how to grow their own food.
The green-fingered toddlers and their mothers are sowing and growing a variety of veg seeds and plants in containers outside St Mabyn Village Hall – including potatoes, spring onions, lettuces, runner beans, radishes, tomatoes and carrots.
The purpose of the project is to bring parents and children together to demonstrate how foods can be grown in a variety of ways and how you don’t need a large garden to do that.
Jane’s been brilliant. It’s been so much fun. It’s proved how easy it is to grow your own veg, how simple it is and what a difference it makes.