How do you pay for everything?
When setting up Edible St Austell we were lucky enough to receive support from the School of Social Entrepreneurs. Along with a brilliantly helpful course, we received a grant to develop the project for which we also need to thank Lloyds Bank, the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund.
Our goal is for Edible St Austell to become a sustainable self-supporting organisation, so we raise our own funds as much possible. You can support Edible St Austell by hiring us for fruit pruning & soil testing services. We also sell plants and you can often find us at local events like the St Austell Garden Festival.
Where do the trees come from?
Some of the shrubs we've planted have been donated by local residents. Yay! We buy most of our plants from Ashridge Nurseries, Somerset., because they offer a large range of high quality, British grown fruit trees.
When we have a bit more space, we'd love to graft and propagate more of our own.