Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cornwall Sustainability Awards

On the evening of Friday 4th December representatives from the farm attended the ‘Cornwall Sustainability Awards’ ceremony.
The wonderful ceremony, whose keynote speaker was Jonathon Porritt CBE, is held every year to celebrate and acknowledge those in Cornwall who are aiming to conduct their business in the most sustainable way they can.
Bosavern Community farm was announced joint winners of the category ‘Best contribution to a sustainable food economy – From nature to plate’. This was the most hotly contested of all the categories, with the most applicants and longest shortlist. The judges could not separate us from the ‘Devon & Cornwall food association’ who do fantastic work collecting food bound for landfill and redistributing it to housing shelters and the homeless. So we both were victorious in our category, overcoming very stiff competition.
Upon winning the award, the judges told the assembled attendees that Bosavern Community Farm is
‘A shining light; and an example of how we should all aim to adopt a more sustainable and community led approach to food production. Their tireless work should be a lesson to us all.’
We would like to say a huge thank you to YOU the community, our volunteers, staff, friends and customers for your continued support, and to also congratulate you on this award as it belongs to all involved (both past & present) with Bosavern Community Farm.

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