Support organisation

Allotments

Hayle
Hayle Town Council
01736 755005 - townclerk@hayletowncouncil.net

Hayle Allotment Society
http://hayleallotments.org.uk

Penzance
Penzance Town Council
(sites at Lescudjack, Leskinnick, Crankan, Trannack, Gulval, Love Lane, Alverton, Mennaye, Penlee Point)
01736 363405 - info@penzancetowncouncil.co.uk

Cornwall Council
(site at Madron)
estatesmanagement@cornwall.gov.uk

St Ives
St Ives Town Council
01736 797 840 - stivestowncouncil@gmail.com

St Just
One site at Kenidjack rented from the National Trust by Bosavern Community Enterprises and the Kenidjack Allotments Association (KAA). There will also be allotments at Bosavern Community Farm sometime in the future.
debkpep@hotmail.com

United Kingdom
National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners
http://www.nsalg.org.uk
01536 266 576 - natsoc@nsalg.org.uk
O'Dell House, Hunters Road, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 5JE

PEAT Project

The PEaT (Plant, Eat and Teach) Project is an open gardening programme which includes a wide range of informal learning activities aimed at helping people gain valuable skills and acquire accredited qualifications if wished, whilst promoting a healthier lifestyle. They have an acre of prime growing land on the outskirts of Penzance where they teach the basics of growing your own vegetables. Various accredited (NOCN) and non-accredited courses are delivered throughout the project with the emphasis always on providing a training area where people of all levels of abilities and skills will be able to integrate happily with activities on site and with other volunteers.
Volunteers benefit through increased self-confidence and self-esteem, gaining new skills, enhanced employability if in the job market plus improved health and wellbeing through exercise out in the open air which is proven to be beneficial to both mind and body.

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Phone: 
07979 120 909
Postal Address: 
Penzance, Cornwall TR18

Penwith and Helston Organic Gardeners and Growers

POGG is the Penwith part of this organisation and was founded in 1990. Both groups are affiliated to Garden Organic, the national organic association, and they have the same aims: to help their members gain from each other’s experiences of gardening and growing using organic methods by pooling ideas and knowledge. They also aim to promote the organic movement to a wider audience, as well as among manufacturers and retailers. POGG and HOGG work closely together, with the structure of both groups kept to the minimum necessary. They hold friendly informal meetings which are an ideal opportunity for exchanging tips, contacts and information. Summer meetings take the form of visits to gardens (members’ and others); speakers and topics of interest are arranged for the winter months.

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West Cornwall Food

This site will help you in your quest to buy and eat local food. You know that you have bought locally when you can find out who produced your food. Local food will also be seasonal food. Global food distribution has meant that we can buy almost any food at any time of the year. Whilst this has given us far greater choice in the food we eat, the cost of this has been great: vegetables are picked before they are ripe; varieties are chosen for long shelf life and transportation instead of taste; and food is overpackaged and treated.

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