Farm Walk: Northdown Orchard - Hampshire

24 July 2013 16:30 - 24 July 2013 19:30

Mike Fisher Northdown Orchard South LItchfield, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 3BP

Farm Background:5ha of horticulture. Box scheme since 1994, also supply field and protected crops to Riverford. Field crops and 1000m2 protected cropping, intercropping with green manures and green manure catch crops. Founder grower member of Farmdrop (central marketing/admin of local grower box drops to local business premises), expect to be running from early 2013. For more information, please visit www.northdownorchard.co.uk

Attendance is free but advanced booking is absolutely essential. We will send out directions prior to the walk.



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