So, it’s been over twelve months since the Transition Coventry meeting when we first discussed the idea of setting up a community farm at Garden Organic. Since then we’ve formed a steering team, had three launch meetings, employed a grower, sown seeds, harvested vegetables, met hundreds of fantastic people and lots more besides! It has been a fantastic year and we are so grateful to absolutely everyone who has helped us get to where we are today.
To celebrate our achievements and find out what our members think of what we are doing, we held our very first members’ meeting on 30th January at Queen’s Road Baptist Church in Coventry.
Over thirty members of the farm came along and heard about growing, membership, finance, marketing, our website, social events and plans for the social area. There was lots of useful feedback and ideas from the surveys we handed out and the questions posed to members in the break. The meeting finished with a question and answer session and, finally, a celebratory drink in the pub!
Thanks to everyone for coming along and making the evening a success. We are working through all of the ideas and suggestions to look for ways to implement them.
Here are links to the documents from the evening, and the responses we received: