Seminars with Iain Tolhurst: Green Manures for Healthy Soil and Crops
21 October 2013 10:00 - 21 October 2013 16:00
Walled Garden Shed, Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, RG8 7RD. Reading
Green manures for healthy soils and crops.
Horticultural crop systems make heavy demands on soil fertility and soil sustainability often requiring large inputs to support fertility due to excessive nutrient losses and crop off-take. Better use of green manuring systems can make dramatic improvements to soil fertility and structure enabling a more viable and productive systems whilst dramatically reducing inputs as well as enabling a more self-sustaining system. The workshop explores the way in which green manures can be integrated into cropping through modified rotations, looking at the various ways they can be made to work for your soil and your cropping.
After lunch there will be a tour of the fields and walled garden crops to see how green manures can work in practice.
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 growing green.
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.