Seminars with Iain Tolhurst: Extending the season
30 July 2013 10:00 - 30 July 2013 16:00
Walled Garden Shed, Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, RG8 7RD. Reading
Extending the season for organic vegetable producers.
This seminar is for organic producers with box schemes or other direct sales outlets; it would also be of considerable use to other growers aiming to produce a wider range of vegetables. Methods of production, storage and alternative crops will be explored. Particular emphasis will be on low tech solutions to problems with the view to energy saving. This will be hands on participative workshop, so don’t expect to sit there and have to listen to hours of lectures! You will have to work for your lunch!
After lunch there will be a tour of the fields and walled garden crops to see how the various systems of early or late production work in practice and look at some storage techniques.
The seminar is a participative workshop so you get to join in, share your ideas and questions with the whole group and you may be put into a working group as part of the day’s activities. At the end of the day you will go home with a much clearer idea of the possibilities of extending your cropping and sales season.
Lunch is for many a highlight of the day, as much as possible of the food is from the farm with everything including the tea and coffee being organic. The day starts and ends with tea/coffee/biscuits and you will find great company to chat with in a beautiful environment.
All seminars start at 10am and last for 6 hours, including lunch. Cost is £55 + VAT. Discounts apply.