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Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Easter 2020

Well, Covid 19 certainly turned out to be bigger than any of us thought.

It's mixed fortunes for us,  I'm busier than ever in the day job, but Neil not so much so he's got a lot done on the plot. The polytunnel is up and covered, though currently only covers rock hard clay, so beds will need building in there.

Several permanent beds are re-composted and partially planted, and I'm trying to get my head around planting enough for the pilot members this year. We have two so far, so still looking for at least another three or four.

If you're not sure what a CSA looks like, look no further than Stroud. I've shared this before and I do so again with the slight caveat that the Stroud CSA is Member Led, which means that the members started it, and found growers to run the farm.  Ours is Grower Led, which means we've already found us and we're already running the farm, and we need to find members to join us. However, we are looking for a collaborative model where founder members will also become steering group members, and fellow stewards, helping us decide which directions to take, what to grow, what to add, etc.

The difference in emphasis is slight but significant, so it's important to state.

Other than that, this is an amazing organisation, we visited them years ago when we set out the first time and learned so much from them.

Stroud Community Agriculture