Camel Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a pioneer of
not-for-profit volunteer led veggie box schemes in Cornwall; it has been
recognised as an exemplar of local food production with high sustainable,
environmental and socially responsible principles and for creating a positive
impact on their community.
As part of the ongoing business support to Camel CSA,
Cornwall New Energy (CNE) assisted with the specification and application for
funding of an off-grid solar water pumping system. Camel CSA are moving
their growing activities to a new site in Wadebridge and are committed to
minimising their environmental impact. Funding has been secured from the
Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network’s Community Benefit Fund for the relocation
and refurbishment of an off-grid PV system on to the new growers shed. In
addition, the funding will cover the cost of a solar powered irrigation system
for 4 polytunnels using harvested rain water.