08 Feb '12, 5pm

Get on my land! New report shows thousands benefit from community farming #CSA

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Get on my land! New report shows thousands benefit from community farming 08 February 2012 An impact assessment of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in England – entitled ‘The Impact of Community Supported Agriculture’ – has found that CSA schemes are providing multiple benefits to thousands of members, their communities, local economies and the environment. CSA offers an innovative approach to reconnecting people with their food, and helps to build strong partnerships between communities and farmers. The report was commissioned by the Soil Association , lead partner supporting the development of Community Supported Agriculture as part of the ‘Making Local Food Work’ programme. It found that CSA schemes in England comprise of at least 5,000 trading members and feed around 12,500 people a year. CSA scheme community farms help enable communities to take control of their ...

Full article: http://www.soilassociation.org/news/newsstory/articleid/3080

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