Seminars with Iain Tolhurst: Bio-diversity on the Farm
20 May 2013 10:00 - 20 May 2013 16:00
Walled Garden Shed, Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, RG8 7RD. Reading
Bio-diversity on the farm: functional and practical.
Few growers realise the full importance of bio-diversity on their farms, it is often considered as a bolt on extra, something to do when all else is done. But functional bio-diversity will play an important role in developing the “systems approach” to crop production enabling you to reduce inputs, control pest and disease and improve the cropping potential of your land. The seminar will explore how you can develop a diverse bio-diversity resource, allow you to integrate bio-diversity within a working environment and show how you can improve natures systems by careful management. If you love nature you will love this subject.
After lunch there will be a tour of the fields and walled garden to see bio-diversity in action alongside growing crops.
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 utilising nature’s bounty of bio-diversity.
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.
To book your place, please visit: http://biodiversitywithiaintolhurst.eventbrite.co.uk/