I should know better

Ben Raskin - 04 February 2011

So - a day of scrounging old posts from around the site to create a fence around my plot. All going well till i stepped on a large nail, which would have been fine if i had been wearing my safety boots. however i had left them in the car and was sporting instead some very unsuitable thin soled shoes. Carried on for a couple of hours then a painful drive back and a trip to the doctors the next day for a tetanus jab.

After discovering the outdoor life on an organic vineyard in Northern Italy, and a one year professional gardening course at Lackham College, Ben has worked in horticulture for 16 years. Previous incarnations include running a walled garden in Sussex, working for the HDRA (now Garden Organic) at their gardens in Kent, setting up and running the horticultural production at Daylesford Organic Farm, before moving to the Welsh College of Horticulture as commercial manager. Ben is passionate both about the commercial production of high quality organic vegetables and teaching practical skills through on farm learning. He currently works as horticultural advisor and learning manager for the Soil Association, as horticultural advisor for The Community Farm at Chew Magna, and has just signed the lease on a piece of land near Bristol to plant an experimental and educational fruit and agroforestry system.

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