It’s a growing success at Bosavern Community Farm

March 29, 2011

Camel CSA enjoyed an energetic day out at the WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) south-west regional gathering at Bosavern Community Farm just outside St Just-in-Penwith.

Bosavern Farm is rented from Cornwall Council by the Lands End Pensinsula Community Land Trust.

Volunteers are growing vegetables and keeping hens, led by community farm trainer Hugh Taylor. Their produce is sold at the farm gate, in shops in St Just and at Pendeen Farmers’ Market.

The 38-acre organic farm is situated just inland from Cape Cornwall on the toe of Britain, only a few miles from Land’s End. It’s able to produce quite a lot of over-wintered, early crops in the mild climate but also suffers from the wild Atlantic weather.

The event provided an opportunity for Camel CSA and Bosavern to share their growing experiences.

Highlights of the day included testing the tree bogs (compost toilets), joining the farm tour, exploring the polytunnel and participating in some group work led by Bosavern’s volunteer growers. Around 15 of us dug out two onion beds in hazy spring sunshine.

A big thank you to everyone at Bosavern for extending such a warm and friendly welcome to us.

You can follow Bosavern Community Farm’s seasonal progress on Hugh Taylor’s blog.

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