Lets Grow!

by Loveland Community Field Project in Penryn, England, United Kingdom

Lets Grow!
We did it
On 10th June 2021 we successfully raised £9,120 with 124 supporters in 1 days

Penryns' community field, a place to reconnect with nature and each other, needs a borehole for water, so we can grow food for all to enjoy!

by Loveland Community Field Project in Penryn, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We want to put in an access track, for different mobility needs, so the field can be enjoyed by all. We would like to buy a community tractor, so the field can reach it's full potential in growing food and supply as much of the local community as possible with fresh, nutricious, local produce.


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Penryn – Lets grow together!

Six months ago Falmouth Food Co-op took on the lease of a beautiful 8 acre field, walking distance from Penryn town centre. It is a field for all to enjoy and has already become a place to re-connect and dream. 

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We dream of...

Growing as much delicious, nutritious, sustainable food as possible and to share it with those who need it the most. The food will support local people and be used by the Falmouth Food Co-op Kitchen (FFCK) that cooks delicious food for free, for anyone who needs it in the surrounding area.

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So far...

Loveland is already a hive of activity, with new and reoccurring volunteers getting stuck in, growing and meeting new people in the Saturday volunteer sessions. Showing how much this space is needed.

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We need your help.

To be able to grow food through the dry months, we must bring water to Loveland. We need a borehole at Loveland to have a reliable water source. With water, we can grow an orchard, a forest garden, fresh salads, vegetables and herbs. Water will transform this former arable field, into a beautiful abundant sanctuary that will produce fresh local food for Penryn and Falmouth, reducing emissions from transported produce and offer a multitude of opportunities for community growing, cooking, learning and activities around food.

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Who are Falmouth Food Co-op?

Falmouth Food Co-op are a local food co-operative enabling people to buy food from local farmers and suppliers and encourage the connection between people, food and community.

Since March 2020 Falmouth Food Coop Kitchen has been providing food for people who need it most through the delivery of nutritious hot meals. Our vision is that the field will provide another link in the chain, providing us with fresh, local produce for the meals we cook and enabling people who receive food from the kitchen to come and be involved in the production of that food. We plan to set up a field kitchen at the site so that people can grow, cook, gather and eat together; increasing community togetherness and reducing social isolation.

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What do we need funding for?

We need;

  • A borehole – for on site water.
  • Irrigation – systems that will water plants efficiently.
  • Water storage - for different areas of the field


Why?

Growing, cooking and eating together to heal the planet, this is our opportunity to transform this field for everyone to enjoy. A place to reconnect with nature and each other through work, education and play. Encouraging small acts of local leadership, this is a space to make happy mistakes, learn by doing, dream green and make good things happen. We want to help grow a sustainable and resilient community that enjoys creating a positive future together.

Let’s get our hands dirty – lets produce an abundance of food and leave room around us for wildlife to return. Let’s build a kitchen and cook this good food together so nobody knows hunger or loneliness.

How you can help.

We are doing a LIVE 24hr long Crowdfunding event from the 9th to the 10th of June! We will be sharing how the field has effected the local community so far, what has been done on the land and what dreams there are for the future. We will be celebrating the power of water with poetry and art. If you, your community group or business would like to be involved in this 24hr live event please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

We would love for you to fundraise for us. Please follow the link to find out how. From running to art classes, your skills can help us reach the target!

Choose from our lovely rewards on the right hand side of our page.

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THANK YOU!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

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Access to Earth Saving Game BFF or Die

BFF or Die is a cozy/crazy couch co-op action-puzzle game for one to four players. As time traveling aliens you’re sent on a risky rescue mission to Earth! Use your gadgets collaboratively to overcome danger and survive as a team. You would receive a download code for BFF or Die on Steam (PC, Mac or Linux). Created by Shaz Yousaf.

£20 or more

10% off at Rose Valley Farm Flowers

Get 10% off your next purchase of flowers from Rose Valley Farm Flowers. Rose Valley Farm Flowers grow beautiful flowers just outside of Falmouth. Each bouquet is hand created from flowers grown near to you. They believe small is beautiful, to grow with love not chemicals and inspire change and growth.

£130 or more

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2 hour trip in the front of a double sea kayak

A 2hr trip in the front of a double sea kayak with the very qualified Joe Leach. "We’ll choose a suitable day and explore the coast to Swanpool and back."

£150 or more

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Shakeboard lesson for you + friend at Mount Hawke

Mount Hawke would like to offer an hours skate lesson for two people and a bag of Mount hawke merch! There may be a bit of a restriction on when the lesson can be booked because of our current covid capacity and booking system. Always wanted to skateboard? Never had a chance? Here’s your opportunity to have a try!

£3 or more

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A Hazel Tree from A Tree Project

In a recycled tetra pack, grab yourself a lovely hazel tree to grow your own nuts for the future!

£5 or more

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Seaweed Product from The Cornish Seaweed Company

Grab a tasty treat from the sea. From The Cornish Seaweed Company, one of these will bring some local flavor to your meal and nutrients as well!

£5 or more

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Reiki Treatment

A Reiki treatment with Ellie Howell, they/them. Reiki is a Japanese healing art and complementary therapy which uses a gentle hands-on technique to promote deep rest, healing and rebalancing of the spirit, body, heart and mind. You are offered a Reiki healing session conducted over 45 minutes, participants remain clothed & cosy wrapped in blankets throughout. Available on Sunday 20th June and possible other dates. £5 unwaged, £10, £15 or more.

£10 or more

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Penryn Worm Charming 2021 Championships riso print

A3, Riso Printed, Ivory recycled paper, limited edition event poster for Penryn Worm Charming Championships designed by Georgia Gendall. It will be + postage if people are unable to come to collect them from the worm charming event. Worm charming, or worm grunting are words to describe the act of enticing earthworms to the surface of the earth. As a skill and profession worm charming is now very rare, come and learn the skill and art.

£25 or more

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Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture

Book by Joe Nasr, June Komisar, and M. Gorgolewski. A reward from Beerwolf. Carrot City is a collection of ideas, both conceptual and realized, that use design to enable sustainable food production, helping to reintroduce urban agriculture to our cities.

£30 or more

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A luxury bouquet from Rose Valley Farm Flowers

A luxury bouquet for collection from the farm or local delivery. A truly sumptuous hand-tied seasonal bouquet. What a treat! Joyously bright and pretty, we really think you will enjoy this luxurious mix of Cornish-grown cut flowers. Local delivery is on Thursday and Saturday. Collection from the farm is available most days. Flowers by post are sent on Tuesday, to arrive on Wednesday with Royal Mail.

£30 or more

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2 tickets to see 'Into the Deep Blue' in Falmouth

2 tickets for this summer, into the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, with a live aerial dance performance 'Into the Deep Blue' by Yskynna. Immerse yourself with the beauty of water through this creative performance, surrounded by stories and history of people and the sea.

£45 or more

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A Hour Long Clinical Sports Massage

A muscle therapy treatment that is tailored to your needs with the brilliant Georgie Barnett. To help relieve pain and enjoy different sensations as you are helped to realign your body. Appointments are available on Friday and Sunday’s.

£100 or more

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A Community Painting Created at Loveland

A one off original painting done at Loveland especially for you. This will be made by The Sunflower Project Cornwall group that has been set up by Naomi Hannam. A project that supports community through growing, planting, art and collaboration.

£100 or more

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One To One Session Learn To Turn Your Own Bowl

A one to one session with Joe Huggett, where you learn to turn your own bowl, which you keep at the end . You do not need any experience in greenwood working or any woodworking at all. The session will last a day. The wood used is from local sustainably managed woodlands. You will experience the whole process from log to finished bowl! All the power is provided by your body. You don't need to bring any tools, just your lunch or there's cafes.

£125 or more

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Oliver Raymond-Barker, Photo from Natural Alchemy

Untitled 7 (Natural Alchemy series) Reproduction of unique ferric gum print, 12 x 16.5 inches, 2014. The Natural Alchemy project is an exploration into process; using the unique properties of plants, rocks, minerals and metals combined with the systems and organisms that surround them to create artwork. Oliver works with the alchemy of photography to make images, objects and structures to uncover imagined narratives & unseen processes.

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