St Just, Cornwall. 01736 788454

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.

  • Veg boxes 2nd June 2017
    Pictured above is a standard veg box at £10, containing potatoes, chard, mixed herbs, spring greens, cauliflower, mixed salad leaves, courgettes, and rhubarb.The small box, at £6, contained potatoes, chard, courgettes, cauliflower, and mixed salad leaves.
  • First tomatoes of 2017
    On Saturday 27th May we picked our first tomatoes of 2017, the earliest we've ever managed, due to a mixture of experience and good weather. 135g of Sungold, not enough to sell in the shop, but they were very tasty! We hope to have plenty more soon...Imogen Polytunnel full of tomato vines.The first few Sungold […]
  • Lena
    Lena, from Germany, left the farm yesterday after three weeks with us, and we'd also like to thank her for her help.Lena planting onions, with Martin, Andy and Rob spreading compost in the background.

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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