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  • Watch new Camel CSA video – Our first harvest

    Posted on July 15th, 2009 Pickle Design No comments

    Camel Community Supported Agriculture’s latest video celebrates our first harvest.  It marks the red letter day when members received their first vegetable box shares. 

    This video features our volunteer picking and packing team at work, while two of our three expert growers reflect on what we’ve achieved so far.

    Many thanks to Graham Smith of Ragged Trouser Productions.

    Camel CSA - first volunteer day

    Camel CSA - first volunteer day

    Camel CSA - why we got involved

    Camel CSA - why we got involved

    Click here to watch our two earlier videos: Camel CSA – Why we got involved and Camel CSA – First volunteer day.

  • Camel CSA – Why we got involved

    Posted on April 2nd, 2009 Pickle Design No comments

    There are lots of reasons why members of Cornwall’s first community-led agriculture project decided to get involved.  

    Camel Community Supported Agriculture’s latest video features different people explaining what inspired them to join in.

    Camel CSA - first volunteer day

    Camel CSA - first volunteer day

     

     

    Click here to watch an earlier video about our first volunteer day in March.

  • Join us to plant peas, broad beans and onions

    Posted on March 25th, 2009 charlotte No comments

    All this hard work is starting to make a difference!   

    A big thank you to all Camel Community Supported Agriculture members who turned out in the sunshine last Sunday to plant potatoes, onions and shallots.

    Please come and help out again this Sunday 29 March between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to get more seeds in the ground.

    Mark Norman, one of our team of expert growers, says:

    “There’s another bed of onions to plant together with  broad beans and  peas.  We need to prepare another bed for sowing carrots and parsnips.  Look out for broad beans and Jeruselem artichokes just peeking through.

    “We have more seeds to sow in the polytunnel. Seeds sown in the tunnel three weekends ago are doing well.  Some have been moved into the greenhouse for slightly cooler and less humid conditions with maximum light.”

    Remember to bring wellies and waterproofs (just in case) as well as drinks and snacks.  And don’t forget a pair of gardening gloves!  If possible, bring a selection of tools – wheelbarrows, rakes, spades, forks and trowels.

    We look forward to seeing you.  You’ll be sure to get a warm and friendly welcome.

    Camel CSA - first volunteer day

    Camel CSA - first volunteer day

    Watch this video of our first volunteer day.

    If you would like more information or have any questions email Alex at alex@olivetreeevents.co.uk or call Antonina at St Kew Harvest on 01208 841818.

    Click here for directions to the site.

  • Camel CSA sows the first seeds of success

    Posted on March 12th, 2009 Pickle Design No comments

    We’ve started to get stuck in!  Camel Community Supported Agriculture’s first vegetables are now in the ground.   We’ve planted several rows of broad beans and Jerusalem artichokes, guided by our team of expert growers.  Parsley, cabbage and calabrese seeds are all germinating in the poly tunnel. 

    We’re inviting volunteers to come along and get involved every Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on our site behind St Kew Harvest Farm Shop at St Kew Highway.

    Remember to bring wellies, waterproofs, drinks and a snack.  And don’t forget a pair of gardening gloves! Also bring any tools, ideally wheelbarrows, shovel, spades, forks and rakes.   You’ll be made very welcome.

    Find out more from Alex at alex@olivetreeevents.co.uk or Antonina at St Kew Harvest on 01208 841818.

    Click here for directions to the site.