Friday, 8 February 2013

February 8th 2013

We have had a visit today from Laura Creen who works for the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust on their Local Food project at Occombe Garden where they grow fruit, vegetables and flowers in a mixture with education and cooking so there are some similarities with our project! They also have a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme which is is a partnership between farmers and their local community, providing mutual benefits and reconnecting people to the land where their food is grown. After a successful pilot they're expanding to include more members and they also provide their onsite shop and cafe with fruit and veg! Laura came to find out about our project, especially how we recruit and retain such a wonderful group of volunteers!