Members' Information - Contact us
Everyone is welcome to join in on the farm in our bigger, better 2013 season! To get involved in CropShare 2013 please email us, and contact us via this form if you would like to come along. We can then send you more info and help arrange lift shares or group cycling to the farm.
Check out our blog to see more pictures, get an idea of what we get up to on the farm and the up to date story straight from the field!
A brief overview
What is it?
See a summary presentation here
Transition Cambridge CropShare is a small-scale community-supported
agriculture (CSA) scheme in Cambridge.
It experiments with ‘crop-sharing,’ which we define as an exchange of use of land for access to labour - creating opportunities for farm-community collaboration.
How does it work?
In early 2011, we teamed up with local farm Waterland Organics. We brought groups of volunteers to the farm over the season to help with planting, weeding and harvesting their onion crop- which had a bumper yield of 6.5 tonnes in total from 2000 sq m! After harvest celebrations, committed core CropShare members received 10 kg of onions each, and decided as a group what to do with our agreed 1/2 a tonne share of the onion harvest. We donated onions to local charities Foodcycle, Emmaus, Jimmy's Night Shelter and Winter Comfort, onions were braided at the Cambridge Food and Garden Festival and our core members enjoyed an exclusive chutney-making session.
We then had a successful 2012 season helping to farm all crops on the farm and plan to do the same in 2013!
Cropshare Work Party Dates 2013 (Subject to change due to weather)
All dates are Saturdays.
30th March CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER :-(
4th May -Still spaces! Sign up now here
Photos: Axel Minet, Ben Damet, Anne Lally