Introducing a new community saffron farm for Croydon
Did you know the name 'Croydon' originates from the Anglo Saxon phrase 'Croh Denu', meaning 'crocus valley'.
A few years ago Saffron Central, a pop up Saffron Farm launched in the middle of Croydon on the derelict site of Taberner House. The project was a runaway success with volunteers helping plant, manage and harvest the precious crop.
This year, a new Saffron farm has been proposed by local resident James Taylor. Nazz Saffron hopes to grow an abundance of Saffron on a 600m2 plot of land donated by Farleigh Golf Club.
The goal is to facilitate a community project that enables locals to aquire new skills and learn the basics of good gardening. If sufficient crops are grown and sold, profits will be shared amongst community groups in the area.
James has set up a crowdfunding page on Spacehive to help get the project off the ground. Initial goals are to complete a perimeter hoarding, buy raw materials and open the plot to the public and start planting.
Find out more, follow the project and donate at https://www.spacehive.com/nazz-saffron
Posted by Tim on Sunday 22 December 2019
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