There is a community supported agricultural (CSA) scheme called Dean Community Food and they are holding an open day this weekend before a formal launch in June..
Set up at Ragmans Lane Farm in 2008, the farm uses permaculture as a guiding design principle. They are passionate about educating and employing people to work the land sustainably.
Dean Community Food was set up last year and has over 40 active members who grow organic vegetables on a two acre plot at the farm.
Vegetable box scheme
Once the produce is ready, it is sold to local families through vegetable boxes and members are given food in exchange for their work on the farm.
The idea of CSAs is to reduce carbon emissions and reconnect people with local food and production.
The open day is on Saturday, May 22, from 2pm at Ragmans Lane Farm, Cat’s Hill, Ruardean. You’ll be able to see their vegetable garden and find out about local organic produce.
Activities include gardener’s question time, the chance to help design a wildlife area, composting forum, kids treasure hunt, giant pumpkin competition, grow a cress head, storytelling, refreshments and live music.
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