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The Oxhill News

May 2009

This months News



The Freshest & Tastiest Fruits, Salad and Vegetables

grow your own!

Do you like good fresh food?  Why not produce your own?  Is it too problematic perhaps?

There are many households who would love to grow their own food but don’t have the time, can’t get an allotment, don’t want to dig up the garden or indeed don’t have a garden of their own.

If you are one of these, then don’t despair!  Why not work with others to share in the production and harvesting of seasonal fresh fruit, salads and vegetables?  It could be yours to eat in exchange for the time you can commit to working on the plot?

Several communities have developed ‘share to grow’ co-operatives also known as Community Supported Agriculture and many more co-operatives are being developed all over the UK.  There is a classic example in Stroud and another in Marton in North Warwickshire, where there is a group growing their own livestock – The Marton Pig Club!  The results are really impressive – take a look at www.makinglocalfoodwork.co.uk.

If you live in Tysoe, Oxhill or Whatcote and are interested in establishing a local food production co-operative scheme then give Graham Collier a call on 01295 680127 or e-mail him at graham@fraseruk.co.uk.  He will be delighted to tell you more and how the idea might be progressed from concept to reality.  There may be Lottery funding support available to start it from a £50m pot – see www.localfoodgrants.org.

Graham Collier

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