Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) news
The latest on our plans to take the CSA forward is that we have had a few delays getting confirmation from Swansea Planning Department as to whether we can erect a poly-tunnel under permitted development, which is entirely necessary for our grower to be able to get various crops growing in the Spring.
We have decided to do things by the book and are working closely with CLAS (Community Land Advisory Service) who are negotiating standards with the local authority, which enable communities to grow their own food and set up necessary structures (sheds, polytunnels etc). Although, naturally we are a bit disappointed things are taking a bit longer than expected, we are pleased to be helping pave the way for other communities in Swansea. CLAS will also sharing these standards with other local authorities in Wales.
The other news is that although we won’t be growing a main crop, we will still be launching the CSA to introduce people to the innovative farming methods we hope to use, and give people a chance to get involved setting up and planning what happens on the land.
A great chance to get to know some of the other people who will be involved in the CSA is through coming along to help us plant trees any weekend in March – please email us if you can spare a few hours, thanks.