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Place Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growing Squashes and Courgettes
The Squash Co-op is a new social gardening group consisting of a few experienced gardeners, quite a lot of apprentice gardeners and others that just meet at weekends. We feel we have discovered a winning mix of the satisfaction that comes from growing our own food, being nurtured by nature in this beautiful Devon countryside, and sharing with lots of lovely people of all ages and backgrounds. Originally we chose to grow vegetables that were low maintenance, yet high yielding, such as perpetual spinach, chard, kale and courgettes. Later we discovered squash growing as a solution to the hungry gap months, and have adopted a co-operative, imput-based method of sharing the harvest. We use the general assembly method of democratic decision making which we adopted from the Occupy movement.
So please come and join us. We are slowly expanding outside the Totnes area now, and are looking for new members. There is absolutely no pressure to work. Our workdays are usually on Wednesday afternoons and some Sundays. In summer we work from 2 to 6pm with a tea break at 4ish. We later meet for BBQs at beaches and riverbanks, and at various events at weekends. In winter, we work from 1.30 to ‘dark o’clock’ and later meet at potluck meals, events, pubs, and house parties.