How we started and what we do
In 2019 Sage Green community interest company (CIC) started clearing a small piece of land inside the walled garden at Powderham Castle to create a community market garden. The market garden provides a Green Care option for socially prescribed activities for people with mental health conditions as well as a place to come and volunteer to help with the production of local food grown organically.
At Sage Green CIC we are very concerned about the environment. Pollinators and weeds are welcome as long as they are not detrimental to the growing of our vegetables. We do not use chemicals and have a no-dig ethos in the garden. This means our vegetables have almost a perfect environment for growing. Local organically grown food reduces the food miles to almost zero and our packaging is compostable.
Sage Green CIC provides a community space for everyone to enjoy the environment. By helping in the market garden you can develop new skills; improve your personal resilience and benefit from greater health and wellbeing. Developing new skills and personal resilience can help us all feel we are making a contribution towards the whole community and its environment.