Practical Horticulture and Organic Growing (SFIN)

03 October 2013 10:30 - 03 October 2013 14:00

Vital Veg, Midmar, Inverurie

This is a half-day, on-farm event looking at the practical aspects of vegetable growing, hosted by Wendy Seel of Vital Veg. We will explore a range of topics around the challenges facing organic growers (e.g. extreme weather, pests, economics) and how to effectively and sustainably work with these. We will look at some practical examples as we go round the farm, including under-sowing, soil repair after flooding, dealing with couch grass and weeds, and vegetable variety trials; with time for discussion over coffee and cake.

This is a half day event which runs over lunchtime - please bring a packed lunch.

After the event there will also be an Organic Catch Up: From 2–3 pm, we’re inviting any organic farmers, or anyone interested in converting to organic, to an informal catch up chat – with cake! We want to hear what is happening on your holding, and to find out if there is anything we can do to help you and the organic sector thrive – as well as share a bit more on what we’re doing at Soil Association Scotland and the Scottish Organic Forum.

This event is free of charge to farmers and growers, and £40 to others. Please note that places are limited as group size will be restricted, therefore booking is required.

For further information please call Colleen on 0131 666 2474 or email cmcculloch@soilassociation.org

This programme is supported by the SRDP Skills Development Scheme, Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme, Forestry Commission Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland.



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