We are the Goonown Growers, a not-for-profit community market garden supplying veg to the good people of St Agnes and the surrounding area. Learn to grow, have fun and eat what you sow!
We run a veg box share scheme and a market stall. We are part of the Community Supported Agriculture Network.
We farm with completely organic principles, which means no artificial fertilisers, no chemical sprays, maintaining a healthy soil through crop rotation, providing nutrients using compost with green manures whilst also encouraging biodiversity to help maintain a healthy ecological balance.
Goonown Growers is a Community Interest Company, which means any money we make is either re-invested in the organisation or into other community projects: we are essentially not-for-profit.
At the moment we are a ‘do-ocracy’ which means the people doing the work are the people in charge, but in time we want to hand management over to the community. We want to teach, we want to engage, we want to learn, we want to have fun, but above all we want to get local people involved in the project as much as possible.
We can’t run our planned social events currently but we can have small groups of members from the same house hold to work with us at carefully selected times. We’ll put information about this on the website. We feel that in the near future, growing represents an ideal opportunity to socialise at safe distances.
We are living in unusual times but we feel that, now more than ever, we need to be growing and shopping local. We also need to stick together and support one another now and in the future. It’s been hard to get the project off the ground during the coronavirus pandemic but we are committed to our principles and (against the odds) the Growers are now ready to feed you!