Community Growing in Cornwall


A new report from Sustainable Food Cornwall and Exeter University reveals that community food growing schemes are flourishing in Cornwall but urgently need access to more land, funding and skills in order to expand and thrive.

It concludes that existing growing schemes succeed against the odds as they overcome barriers including a shortage of land, inadequate funding, short-term leaseholds, lack of infrastructure and equipment. 

 The report was undertaken by a joint working group set up by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board with Sustainable Food Cornwall and the university’s Environment and Sustainability Institute.

Download the full report below:

Community Growing Report (With Appendices)

Community Growing Report (No Appendices)

Community Growing Report (Appendices Only)

Do We Need A New Model For Food & Farming?

Dr Robin Jackson

Director, Rural Business School

Nature & Climate


Reducing On-Farm Emissions In Cornwall

Hannah Jones

Farm Carbon Toolkit


Cornwall In My Kitchen

Matt Chatfield

Tamar Valley Farmer

People & Society


Gleaning Cornwall Network

Holly Whitelaw

Gleaning Cornwall


Built By The Community, For The Community

Jenny Hindson

Newquay Orchard

Food In Schools


My Journey Through Food Education

Lizzie Heath

Camborne Science & International Academy


Chefs In Schools An Introduction

Nerissa Buckley & Nicole Pisani

Chefs In Schools


Sustainable School Food Landscape For Cornwall

Dr Fatma Sabet

University of Exeter

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