Would you rather your radishes were from Rolestown, and your onions from Oldtown – well you might be interested in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme which is starting in the Swords area.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a system where people pay a weekly amount for a box of vegetables. The farmer gets a steady income and the customer gets locally grown, seasonal produce, (usually organic or close to it).
The Bohemian Climate Cooperative, which is linked to Bohemian Football Club, has set up a CSA not far from Swords in Rolestown and they are looking for 10 more people/families to get involved.
The farm uses a regenerative no dig approach and they aim to start delivering boxes in June. The cost is €18 per week and each box will contain 6 different types of vegetable. The CSA aims to run from June to the following February. Currently the plan is to have a box pick up each week from Dalymount Park (but hopefully a closer option can be arranged)
If you are interested in joining the CSA, or just want to find out a bit more, please click the button below to drop me an email.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“This initiative is a bit of a step into the unknown for me. I haven’t ever been part of a CSA but I’m very interested in local food and supporting organic regenerative growers.
“Because I’m new to all this I can’t vouch for how this will go but if you are willing to take a chance on it please get in touch and I’ll see if there is a place for you.
“We know that changing your diet is one of the most effective things you can do to reduce your impact on the climate. But it is not just good for the climate, the CSA model helps create jobs locally and it is also a boost for biodiversity. Studies show a 30% increase in wildlife on land engaged in organic agriculture.