Coswinsawsin Farm is a Cornwall County Council (CCC) owned farm, farmed by Duchy College and operated as a organic demonstration site. The land converted to organic in January 2001, so the first fully organic crops were grown this year. The holding is managed as a stockless system, producing field sown vegetables and cereals. The crop rotation currently includes wheat, potatoes, cauliflour and cabbage, sugar beet and fertility building leys. Field boundaries consist of traditional stone-faced banks topped with shrubby vegetation. These provide wildlife habitat and food for beneficial birds, mammals and invertebrates which assist in protection of organic crops from danger by crop pests.
The farm has hosted many parties of school children. As well as enabling children to visit a working farm, this also offers an opportunity for them to develop a greater understanding of the link between what we grow and what we eat – from farm to fork.