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Gower agriculture scheme given tractor boost

22 December 2021

Gower agriculture scheme given tractor boost

Volunteers at a community agriculture scheme in Gower are planning to buy a tractor to help reduce manual labour – thanks to Persimmon.

Big Meadow CSA, based in Llangennith, has bagged £1,000 through our Community Champions scheme.

Each and every month we donate up to £64,000 to good causes across the UK, including up to £4,000 in Wales.

Big Meadow CSA runs twice weekly volunteer days for people of all walks of life, ages and abilities, providing hands on experience of growing food and working the land. A small tractor will allow the volunteers to spend less time cultivating the two-acre field by hand.

Abbi Mason, of Big Meadow CSA, said: “We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes for their generosity. We provide 70 organic veg boxes to the local community every week. We also work with schools and youth groups, providing education on health, positive food choices and the importance of thriving ecosystems.

“To continue our work we need to invest in some small scale machinery. A small tractor will allow us to spend less time cultivating and more time working with the community and youth groups.

“Our mission is to maximise soil health and we need our soil covered as much as possible – this is possible with a compact tactor.”

Sharon Bouhali, sales director at Persimmon Homes West Wales, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support Big Meadow CSA with this donation through Community Champions. There are so many great projects going on in our area and this is one such example.

“I hope the compact tractor will help the team with their work.”

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