We're crossing our fingers that, in the spring, we'll get the funding we need to start work on our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme, as well as the School Farm and the flour mill milling local flour.
So now it's time to find the people who want to sign up for the CSA - and we're hoping that's you!
The idea of a CSA is that currently there is very little commercial vegetable production in or immediately around Norwich (the HFG farm shop business being the main exception). One good way of returning veg production to Norwich (and Organic production at that) is to get 100-200 people to jointly own a farming operation. The plan is to rent about 4 acres of land at Postwick, employ a farm manager, and grow a range of vegetables which members collect as a "share" from one of a number of pickup points around Norwich. Members pay an annual subscription which entitles them to their share (likely to work out at £12 a week for a family-sized share down to £5 for a one-person share). Some members might choose to help in other ways - for example getting the veg to a pickup point each week - but that's optional.
If you feel you're likely to sign up to the CSA, please let us know now by filling in your details here. And tell your friends! We do need to recruit the first 100 members before we go ahead with this.
Read more about the scheme in the EDP front page article (March 17) and listen to this interview with Tully Wakeman on Radio Norfolk.
Crossing tracks - A Conversation with Jeppe Graugaard - Last winter I had a conversation with Jeppe Graugaard. We sat by the fire in my house and he switched on his tape recorder and though I felt bone-weary, b...
1 week ago