The project began in August 2010 when the Hughes family, who own the land, wanted it to be brought back into use, having previously been a market garden and nursery. With the help of Transition Bath, Dry Arch Growers was formed and currently grows vegetables and manages the fruit trees on the land. There is a vegetable share scheme and “Orchard share” look after and grow trees as well as produce apple juice and other products. Many local people are members, including Bathampton Primary School who bring classes to grow and cook food at the site.
Community Supported Agriculture Project
Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a big name for a simple idea. It’s where a community – large or small – makes a financial pledge to support a local farm or growing group. Together the members of the community share the ups and downs, risks and rewards of growing – and help each other out.
To find out more about CSAs – please visit our website
Events and Work days
Volunteers and visitors are always welcome at Dry Arch. If you fancy a bit of really worthwhile gentle exercise or would like to find out more about joining the co-operative and growing fruit and vegetables then do come along to help.
There are work sessions on:
THURSDAYS 10 to 12noon (Focussing on harvesting) and 1.30 to 4.30pm
SUNDAYS 11.00 to dusk
Other sessions also take place during busy times
Bring boots (we have some wellies and a few pairs of gloves but it’s best to bring your own). We will supply tools and a friendly welcome.
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