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.

  • New season produce
    After another quite difficult "hungry gap" we are starting to see fresh new season produce come to fruition - black Tuscan and red Russian kale from the permanent raised beds outside, broad beans from the same (we picked 10kg today), rhubarb from our perennial outdoor patch, salad leaves from our two sheltered beds, and from […]
  • Veg boxes June 8th
    £6 veg box with a dozen eggs (£3.20 extra) - mixed salad leaves, rhubarb, a cucumber, mange-tout, mixed herbs, and cabalonero (black Tuscan kale).The £10 veg box contained additional spring greens, courgettes, and mibuna greens.
  • Planting runner beans
    We didn't do very well with runner beans last year, due to high winds, rabbits, and bad planning/timing. So we're determined to succeed this year. We've moved them back to where they were in 2016, which they much preferred as it's more sheltered and fertile, and we've constructed a permanent heavy-duty mesh for them using […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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