Bosavern Community Farm Community Shares Scheme
Bosavern Community Farm is now offering the sale of Community Shares. To help stop Bosavern Community Farm being sold off and lost as a community agricultural and training asset! You can find details of the share offers at this website: http://www.bcfshares.org.uk/ Where you will find links to the share offer document, the farm's business plan, and to the application form to apply for shares.
There is about a month left before the share offer closes. The more shares that are bought, the more community support we demonstrate to the council! We are hoping that upwards of a thousand people will buy shares in the farm – I hope that you will join us and become a share-holder and member of Bosavern Community Farm!
What is Bosavern Community Farm
Bosavern Farm is a Cornwall Council owned organic farm on the outskirts of St Just (in Penwith - Maps) which has been used to encourage new farmers into agriculture since WW1. In 2009 Cornwall Council considered selling the site but after representation and proposals from the local community a short lease has been granted to the Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust(a not for profit company). This is to (1) show that the community can manage the farm and (2) to raise the funds to purchase the site. We plan to grow vegetables, and keep chickens, pigs, and turkeys, which will be sold through our farm shop. See what we have been doing on the farm blog.
We want to see more of the food our community eats being grown and distributed locally, whether it's from community owned and managed land, local farms, allotments or people's own gardens.
This project receives funding from the European Agricultural Fund for European Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas. (West Cornwall Local Action Group)We are also grateful for the grant support from the AONB Cornwall Sustainable Development Fund and from Cornwall Community Foundation (100 Club & Grassroots funds).
HOW TO SUPPORT THE FARM
If you would like to support the Farm, there are many different ways you can help:
- Get Involved/Volunteering (see below)
- Sponsor a Chicken
- Becoming a member and spreading the word!
- Gifts in Kind
- Fundraising ideas
- The community share scheme
- Donations to the needed Items List: There are many things we need to acquire, some we will have to raise money to buy and some that might be donated, follow this link to the 'Needed Items' List
Volunteering at Bosavern Community Farm is a great way to spend your time. Not only do you get to spend some time in beautiful surroundings, but you also get to contribute to a worthwhile community project.
Volunteering activities include many varied jobs from onsite maintenance, gardening, office work,marketing & promotion and fundraising. These are all areas where help is needed.
So, if you are looking to get fit and healthy or just want to do something to help your local community farm, please get in touch with us.
Bosavern Community Farm needs local people to be involved in its future. If you are enthusiastic, committed and have ideas about new activities, events and education courses do please get in touch.
Please see our website for more details
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