St Just, Cornwall. 01736 788454
CSA Winner 2015

Joint winners of the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2015 in the category “Best Contribution to a Sustainable Food Economy – From Nature to Plate”.

Well well well!

We are working towards the re-commissioning of our agricultural farm well. It has been tested for safety and water flow and these tests show it has the capacity to supply the farm with 100% of the water requirements for livestock, crops, polytunnels, farmhouse and farmyard. This is an important step in our bid to become a model for sustainable agriculture.

How the funding will be spent

We need to raise a total of £5700 to allow us to use the water from our well to grow veg in our Market Garden and to provide drinking water for our 300 hens and future livestock. £2700 is needed to create a pressurized pump system which would give us well water at mains pressure within our market garden field. £3000 would be used for the 6ft x 4ft x 7ft , weather-proof well house, this includes all labour and materials.

How this will benefit the community

The addition of a well house with associated pump will enable us to use a natural, clean water source to grow our crops. The saving we will make in having this watering system will further enable us to provide fresh, naturally grown vegetables to the community of West Penwith at an affordable price. It will also provide an educational showpiece to visiting school groups and volunteers in the importance of water saving and harvesting.

  • Bringing in the hay
    Our four fields of hay were cut on Friday 31st August, baled on the following Wednesday, and gradually brought into the open barn on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning. Thankfully this year there was no heavy rain in the forecast (and none in real life either), so we could take our […]
  • New raised beds
    We had a grassy patch between our propagation polytunnel and the sheltered bed behind it (for salad and runner beans), so we decided to build some raised beds and utilise the space.An unused wooden tonne box in the packing shed, which was sliced into three sections to make the raised beds.The first section, having been […]
  • Stella and Marin
    Stella (from Austria, on her second visit) and Marin (from Germany) both left the farm on Friday morning after wwoofing with us - many thanks to both of them for their hard work and help.Stella stacking hay bales on the trailor on our first day of bringing in the hay.

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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