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The Gardenlady

Vicki Marshall is a gardener, plantswoman and nursery owner based on the southern slopes of Godolphin Hill between Helston, Penzance and St Ives. For more than 15 years she has trialled rose varieties for their suitability of growing in the maritime climate of Cornwall. In addition to roses, the nursery also produces a wide range of herbs and a selection of interesting, often aromatic plants for the garden. As well as running the nursery on Godolphin Hill, The Garden Lady is to be found at many Farmers Markets and local produce markets in the area.

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Phone: 
01736 762 124
Postal Address: 

Godolphin Hill Nursery, 2 Trewithen Terrace
Godolphin
Helston, Cornwall TR13 9TQ

Forest Gardening at Cornwall

Agroforestry Services - located just outside Falmouth - have their own Forest Garden and practise Forest Gardening and Agroforestry techniques suitable for the temperate climate of the UK. Forest Gardening and Agroforestry is the interaction of plants that are edible, medicinal, or of some use to mankind and the Eco system alike. It integrates aspects of forestry, agriculture and horticulture, but focuses primarily on perennials, trees, shrubs, herbaceous, ground cover and climbing plants. The interaction between plants and the Eco system is a multidimensional one. They offer landscaping, plant supplies, consultancy as well as garden tours, talks and courses.

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Phone: 
01326 250 090
Postal Address: 

The Forest Garden, Penjerrick Hill
Budock Water
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5ED

W W O O F

WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and WWOOF UK holds a list of organic farms, gardens and smallholdings, all offering food and accommodation in exchange for practical help on their land. Hosts range from a low impact woodland settlement to a 600 hectare mixed holding with on-site farm shop, cafe and education centre. Hosts do not expect you to know a lot about farming when you arrive, but they do expect you to be willing to learn and able to fit in with their lifestyle. All WWOOF hosts must sign a declaration stating that they are farming using ecologically sound methods. Some are also certified organic or biodynamic by national bodies. The list of hosts is available by joining WWOOF UK for a membership fee. Once you have the list, it is up to you to contact hosts directly to arrange your stay. Volunteers do not pay to stay with hosts and hosts do not pay volunteers for their help. There are several local WWOOF hosts.

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Postal Address: 

PO Box 2154
Winslow
Buckingham, MK18 3WS

Archie Browns

Archie Browns is a thriving health food shop, therapy space and café that aims to provide people with the choice of a healthy lifestyle and empower them to look after their own health by providing a friendly helpful service with an all round uplifting and inspiring environment. The Health Food Store provides a vast range of foods, supplements, beauty products and environmentally friendly cleaning products. They stock organic, fairtrade, vegetarian and vegan foods, teas, coffees and drinks, including foods for special diets. Savouries and sweets are also available to buy and are all made in their café kitchen. They encourage and support buying produce locally. In the shop they have local cheeses, honey, milk, eggs and yogurt. The café opens daily Mon-Sat, 9am to 5.00pm. It cooks fresh vegan and vegetarian food every day from - where possible - locally sourced and organic produce. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables from local sources, Molly's eggs from Treen near Lands End and local milk and cheeses.

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Phone: 
01736 362 828
Postal Address: 

Bread Street
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2EQ
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