Wales Co-operative Centre

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Organic garden offers ethical investment opportunity

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Ethical investors in Wales are being given the opportunity to invest in an organic market garden.

The 10-acre site will supply fresh produce, including vegetables, salads and fruit, for Cardiff’s Riverside Market and a vegetable box scheme.

Individuals and organisations can buy shares from £50 to help fund the start up of the Market Garden.

Organisers aim to have the garden in full production by 2011, and with certified organic status by 2012.

The site will produce a wide range of organic vegetables and some fruit. Some of this produce will be processed into soups, sauces or other products. The polytunnels will allow an extended growing season and to produce Asian and Caribbean vegetables that meet the needs of Cardiff’s diverse ethnic communities.

Linked to the growing, Riverside Market Garden will also offer training and care placements, with educational visits for schools and colleges, and fun days out for community supporters.

For more information about investing in the group, please see Riverside and Roath Markets.

Original posts: naturalchoices.com, financemarkets.co.uk

For more information about co-operatives in Wales, see the Wales Co-operative Centre’s website.

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Written by C Kenzie

June 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

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