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Starter Farm Open Meeting

The SCA Starter Farm needs a small group of people who can help us to get the project off the ground, including finding land, fundraising, etc. We're having our first group meeting on Wednesday 18th March at 7:00pm. Please email scastarterfarm@gmail.com, or contact Clare (07837024552) or Sylvie (07732487837) if you're interested to come and join […]

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Let’s get building Update

Straw bale building team making progress…

At the heart of our farm we find our members and our farmers, but where can we meet, learn together and keep warm?

Farmer Sam's keen straw bale building team have been busy over the summer, developing a project to provide an indoor and outdoor space for farm-related social and learning events and shelter for the farm team.

Improving facilities for storing, collecting and buying produce might also be something a new building could do.  "It will probably be round, "off-grid", and covered by a green roof!", says Bruno Sabin, (who is currently on the SCA core group too).

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Let’s get building

At the heart of our farm…

we find our members and our farmers, but where can we meet, learn together and keep warm?

Farmer Sam recently gathered a team of farm members to get work going on our own straw-bale building. 

The aim is to provide indoor and outdoor space for farm-related social and learning events and shelter for the farm team.

Our current barn at Hawkwood is nice for the cows but does not meet these other needs well.  Improving facilities for storing, collecting and buying produce might also be something a new building could do.

The team is working together on all aspects of design, fundraising and how we expect to deliver the build and operate the building.

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The Cucurbits: Pumpkins, Squashes, and Marrows

These vegetables belong to the Cucurbitagenus, in the family of plants that also includes melons and cucumbers, all fruits and vegetables that love the sun and summer. They originated in America where they were very important in the cultures of the native peoples there. The names pumpkin and squash are quite interchangeable, but we tend to refer to the Halloween-type squashes as pumpkins and all of the others as winter squashes.
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