Orchard Land Trust
A not-for-profit company with 18 acres of south-facing arable and pasture at Herodsfoot, SE Cornwall. We have just began our organic conversion process. Trading as Trevalon Organic Vegetables we have wholesale orders for vegetables begining June 2006
We intend to errect polytunnels and build a machinery barn and vegetable packing barn which will be constructed using local sustainable materials. The construction of the barns is supported by Cornwall Sustainable Buildings Trust and will be run as subsidised courses in spring and summer 2006. We are also intending to make a planning application soon for a residential dwelling for a key agricultural worker. Orchard Land Trust is also a member of, Permaculture Association (Britain), Soil Association, Land Heritage Trust, Cornwall sustainable Buildings Trust and The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. We are actively looking for people who would like to get involved with the project and promote it as a community supported agriculture scheme. We also envisage that education will be an important element to the project and intend to have open days and visits. We are also looking for people who would like to become involved in the educational element, in particular anyone who may be interested in attending a DEFRA farm education acreditation course in May 2006. If you live in SE Cornwall and have the time and energy to get involved with the production of organic vegetables for the local market and are interested in promoting greater community involvment in food production please contact us.