Broken-backed but not beaten

August 23, 2009

Camel CSA volunteers have almost completed the back-breaking task of removing the black plastic mulch from the overgrown strawberry beds.  Now we can go ahead and sow a crop of green manure.

The hit team comprised expert grower Jane plus Danny, Mike H and Mike S.  Charlotte made a start on the weeds in the beetroot bed.

We’re looking forward with mixed feelings to our next big task.  We need to weed the hundreds of brassica plants that we planted last month. 

Red cabbage, two varieties of green cabbage, cauliflower, red and green kale, and purple sprouting broccoli are all being shielded from predators under huge swathes of protective fleece.

Friday’s picking and packing team included Trish – who supervised the packing – Charlotte, Mike H, Penny and Robert.

Food intuition

We’ve had a visit on site from our newest member Gabriel Evans, a chef from New Zealand, who is author of the Food Intuition online food journal. 

Gabe’s setting up a cookery school in St Columb, near Newquay.  He says:

“There’s lot of misinformation and confusion around food and diet.  My focus is on natural, wholesome food; what it really is, where to get it and how to prepare, cook and eat it.”

We assume that includes the vegetables grown on Camel Community Supported Agriculture’s plot at St Kew Highway!

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