Wed, 02 Aug|
Sort Out Your Soil
We are joined by Anton Rosenfield from Garden Organic, and the Cotswold Seeds team to show how green manures and cover crops can boost the fertility of your soil.
Time & Location
02 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
What are green manures and how can they improve the quality of our soil? Join us on this entry level day as we explore the theory and practice behind this approach. We will look at which seed mixtures suit different soil types and systems, and the benefits and diverse uses of these plants.
Learn how to establish, manage and terminate the crop for optimum benefit, when to sow and what seed rate to use. We will visit the market garden at FarmED to see how they successfully use green manures in their rotation and also discuss how we use them on our arable land.
We will also cover inoculation and why it is often underutilised, the benefits of earth worms, and address concerns about pests, diseases and weed control.
Anton Rosenfeld: Garden Organic Knowledge Officer Anton Rosenfeld has been with Garden Organic for over 15 years. His work has ranged from projects with commercial field-scale growers to small-scale community gardens and allotments. He has worked as a grower, runs many training courses, and regularly writes for Grow Your Own and Kitchen Garden magazine. He has a passion for soils, composting and growing veg from a wide range of cultures and horizons.
This course is designed for growers, gardeners, small scale farmers.
Tickets include refreshments and a seasonal lunch from the FarmED Kitchen. You will also receive a copy of the Sort Out Your Soil (2nd Edition) booklet and a Plant and Soil Fertility wallchart.
This is a full-day course running from 10am to 4.30pm.
Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events.
If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.
As part of the GREAT project (see www.greatglos.co.uk) we can offer subsidised places to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire to the suite of regenerative agriculture and agroecological transition courses at FarmED. To book, please select the Discounted Ticket option below. You will be asked for a few eligibility details including evidence of your involvement in regenerative agriculture and your potential impact in Gloucestershire.
North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster
We can offer subsidised places to members of the North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster (https://www.cotswoldfarmers.org/). To book, please select the Discounted Ticket option below.
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Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.£90.00Tax: VAT included
Our recommended price that covers our costs£75.00Tax: VAT included
Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.£60.00Tax: VAT included
GREAT Project Participant
Subsidised by the GREAT project for existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers with a Gloucestershire postcode.£48.50Tax: VAT included
North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster (for members of our local cluster group)£48.50Tax: VAT included