Bosavern Community Farm

Bosavern Community Farm ( is based just outside St Just in West Penwith, Cornwall, UK. The community have been granted an 18 month lease by Cornwall Council who are the owners. In that 18 months they must demonstrate that the farm is a viable concern and the local community can keep the farm going.

Hugh (the current farm manager) and Deb (the project co-ordinator) asked if there was anything I could do with a willow windbreak planted by the previous owners which protects crops in the main growing field from South Westerly winds throughout the year.

The willow has been partly coppiced around 3 years ago; it has 3 – 4 rows of trees spaced 1/2m apart and is about 70m long. Whatever we decide to do the first thing to do was to clear all the undergrowth from around the trees and for that we needed some volunteers….


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