The Growing Project CIC is a community business based in Pensilva,Cornwall.

Behind Kenwyn is a site of about 1 acre, bequeathed by Ruth Wilson for The Growing Project to continue the good work she started. It is in the center of a large village and includes polytunnels, raised beds, sheds and accommodation.

The Growing Project grows vegetables to an organic standard and buys organic standard produce from local suppliers. Many of our volunteers gain therapeutically by volunteering; some have been referred to us specifically for help, others just turn up. Our core purpose is growing people. In fact several of our directors originally came to us for help and are now running the place.

We have a fantastic team of volunteers, who have made all this possible. They include:

Colin, Karensa, Mike, Michael, Chris, Arthur, Matthew, Erica, Debra, Kirsty and Louise.

We could not do this without you; many many thanks to you all.

Most of our directors contribute their time on a voluntary basis.

Our Board of Directors are:

Jacqui Orange – Chair

Jacqui has many years fund-raising and project management experience, and supports the other directors in their work.

Martin Corney – Director

Martin is a Parish Councillor and has supported The Growing Project since 2013, mostly concentrating on infrastructure and delivering veg boxes to our customers.

Rebecca Payne – Director

Becky organises the veg box orders and packing.

Erica Benbow Hadden – Director

Becky plans the vegetable growing schedule.

Michael Vincent – Director

Mike delivers veg box orders as well as helping grow veg.

Louise Austin – Director

Louise makes the soup and helps pack veg boxes.

Emma Stripling – Director

Emma helps organise the veg box orders.

Our community partners are:

  • Tregillis Farm nr Launceston
  • Trevalon Organic Co-operative at Herodsfoot
  • Volunteer Cornwall
  • St Ive Parish Council