We are a small team of permanent and temporary staff and all of our work is supported by many regular volunteers from the local community.
Hugh, along with his partner Alice, moved to the Farm when Bosavern Community Enterprises was first established and together they began the huge undertaking of setting up the vegetable growing production, while also renovating the Farmhouse and outbuildings. Hugh has been tending the vegetable production and caring for the hen flock ever since. Passionate about organic growing, wildlife conservation and education surrounding growing healthy vegetables, Hugh is also a keen photographer and has recorded the Farm’s development and events over the years in an expansive photo library.
Affectionately known as ‘Otta’, he has been working with Hugh growing vegetables and caring for the flock of 300+ hens for over 3 years. With a background in wildlife conservation, and many years’ experience as a chef, Otta produces delicious meals from perishing vegetables in a mission to eliminate food waste. Otta also manages the Wholesale orders, talking to chefs in restaurant kitchens across West Cornwall about our different vegetable crops, and how they taste.
With many years’ experience working for not-for-profit organisations and community-based projects, Dilys provides the financial backbone for the Farm operations. Dilys manages all the day to day accounting, invoicing, year end reports, tax returns and pay roll. Dilys was instrumental in securing the funding to run the Grow Well Together project, and as Project Manager will oversee the running of the project.
Temporary Farm Assistant
After a career in environment data analysis, Shelley re-trained to become a Countryside Ranger, then took up a temporary position at the farm helping in the farm shop, training volunteers, and setting up events and craft workshops.