Farm Walk: Sheffield Organic Growers - Sheffield

19 September 2013 16:30 - 19 September 2013 19:30

Sheffield Organic Growers,Lightwood Lane, Sheffield, S8 8BG

5.2 Hectares of horticulture. Sheffield Organic Growers is a cluster of four independent organic vegetable and fruit growers, operating under a Soil Association Collective License. One grower is a community-led CSA, the others supply produce to their own box schemes and to other local outlets. Infrastructure, equipment and other resources are shared but each grower makes their own business decisions about what to grow and how to market their produce. This model enables growers to start in business without needing much capital, and as each grower can learn from and help each other, it is a more co-operative and positive way of working! Please visit www.sheffieldorganicgrowers.co.uk for more information.

16:30pm - Arrival with refreshments
17:00 - Farmer/Grower host will provide and overview of the holding and what to expect to see on the walk.
17:15 – 19:15 approximately – Farm Walk
19:15 – Departure

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



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