Seminars with Iain Tolhurst: Designing Rotations
21 May 2013 10:00 - 21 May 2013 16:00
Walled Garden Shed, Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, RG8 7RD. Reading
Designing Rotations: A systems approach.
Good rotation planning is the key to successful organic vegetable production. The seminar considers the importance of adopting a “systems approach” to rotation design. It covers an in-depth look at the reasons for rotation design, the principles behind successful design and finishes off by looking at specific rotations in practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to share within groups exercises to design a selection of different rotations to suit a range of different horticultural holdings, with outdoor and tunnel rotations being featured.
After lunch there will be a tour of the field crops to study our 7 year rotation for vegetables.
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 rotations.
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.