Commmunity Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is the name of the game here at Cambridge Cropshare. There’s many different forms of CSA, but our project works by bringing volunteers of all veggie-growing abilities onto an existing local farm to help with everyday farm tasks. Our volunteers are rewarded with a share of the crop we produce together at harvest.
There was plenty of information on existing CSAs in the UK and beyond
Two Cropshare members were able to attend the Soil Association CSA conference this Autumn in Bristol. It was great to meet other people involved in CSAs and to hear about their own individual ways of working together. We got a lot of ideas on how to expand our CSA in 2012. The Soil Association website has a lot of great resources for CSAs that are established or just getting started, check it out!
Fun visual minutes were drawn throughout the day
Of course lunch was delicious, and as local as possible. Tasty.