Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and their local community, in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk Ropsley Market Garden is Lincolnshire’s first CSA - the first of many: the English CSA moment is now here: people increasingly recognise the need for sustainable, resilient, healthy, local food, and… Continue reading Ropsley Market Garden CSA
Kate Bell, Climate Change Manager for City of Lincoln Council, and Matthew Davey, Environment & Community Projects Officer for Lincolnshire County Council, talked with us about the council's engagement with local communities and their growing projects, with lots of useful information and tips on how to how to find out more and get involved. In… Continue reading Connecting with Your Council on Community Growing Projects
Care Farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices – where service users regularly attend the care farm as part of a structured health or social care, rehabilitation or specialist educational programme. The powerful mix of being in nature, being part of a group and taking part in meaningful nature based activities is what makes care farming so successful.
Guest blog, by Annabel Britton, from All Good Market in Stamford There are more organisms in a handful of soil than there are people on Earth. It’s the foundation of all terrestrial life and civilisation. And it’s a finite resource: its loss and degradation cannot be recovered within a human lifespan. The soil crisis Photo… Continue reading 60 Harvests Left
Kirsty’s Lincoln allotment turned around her mental health, ignited a passion for growing, and over the past four years has inspired thousands of people, through her social media following. I talked to Kirsty about what motivates her, and how her experience as an allotment holder has transformed her life.