Community Supported Agriculture

Bosavern Community Farm

Bosavern Farm was a Cornwall Council owned organic farm on the outskirts of St Just which had been used to encourage new farmers into agriculture since the First World war. In 2009 Cornwall Council considered selling the site but after representation and proposals from the local community a short lease was granted to the Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust. This was to give time for the community to show that it could manage the farm and to raise the funds to purchase the site. This has now happened and the purchase went through in March 2014. They grow vegetables, and keep chickens, pigs, and turkeys and sell these through veg boxes and a farm gate shop. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering!

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 788 454
Postal Address: 

Bosavern Community Farm
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7RD

Penwith Environmental Network

Penwith Environmental Network was set up in 1984 and became a charity in 1987. For many years it ran an open centre for the public to access information about environmental issues in Penwith. The charity has gradually evolved into a network promoting environmental issues in a local context. Increasing environmental awareness through education and networking with other groups in Penwith. The main body of its work is now centred on the Edible Forest, wildlife meadow and community garden at Love Lane, Badger's Garden Community Supported Agriculture scheme and managing Millennium Woods. It has been awarded a grant to create Penwith Edible Forest; a mixture of fruit trees and shrubs planted to mimic forest layers with the aim to maximise fruit yield, be low maintenance and have maximum wildlife value. PEN now hosts practical courses in all aspects of forest gardening.

Contact Details
Postal Address: 

c/o PCDT, Penwith Centre
Parade Street
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BX
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