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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-04-15 13:57
Subject: On being a fully paid up farmer
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As of last night, we're now members of the Wimpole Community Farm scheme.

Back in January, there was an initial meeting to gauge interest in a Community Supported Agriculture scheme. The plan was to create an association which would then rent some land, hire a grower, and have vegetables grown for their consumption.

As of last night, a name was chosen (see above) and membership is now open. bellinghwoman and I joined, and uitlander would have if she'd been able to make it there. Membership fees (which do not include rights to produce, but do provide voting rights, etc.) is £2.00 per month per member, which is expected to cover administrative costs. Actual produce cost will be on a per-share subscription, with a share expected to produce on average a vegetable box per week. The management team think this should be somewhere in the £10-12 range. They currently expect a full share to be suitable for a family of 4, and a half share for a couple.
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hesadevil
User: hesadevil
Date: 2010-04-15 13:03 (UTC)
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What a great idea.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-04-15 13:23 (UTC)
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Isn't it? It may be a bit far for people from Hitchin, but with luck, this is an idea whose time has come in this country (they're apparently quite popular in Japan and parts of the US).
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Sarcasticia Nitpickerson
User: tisiphone
Date: 2010-04-15 14:52 (UTC)
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Neato!
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