On Saturday (16th June), we’re going on a field trip to Five Acres Farm, near Coventry. This inspiring project is a "Community Supported Agriculture" scheme, where local residents subscribe to the scheme, giving the farm financial security and getting a share of the produce in return. They also allow their customers to get involved with actually growing the vegetables. The scheme was launched by members of Transition Coventry and provides an excellent example of how community groups can start providing food security for their whole community.
After hearing from the volunteers and lending a hand with the growing, we’ll go for lunch in the Conservatory Cafe, whose menu features locally sourced, organic and seasonal produce including fruit and vegetables grown on site. In the afternoon, we’ll explore Ryton Gardens – over 10 acres of inspirational organic gardens, buzzing with wildlife, brimming with plants, bursting with flowers and abundant in fruit and vegetables. It has been home to the UK’s leading organic charity, Garden Organic, for over 25 years.
If you’d like to come along, please reply to this email, also mentioning if you could drive. We’ll co-ordinate car-shares in order to use the minimum possible number of vehicles.
Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change: www.kingsheathtransition.org.uk
Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN
Telephone : 07010 065548 (50p/min)