Farm Walk: Tolhurst Organics - Oxfordshire
18 June 2013 16:30 - 18 June 2013 19:30
Iain Tolhurst,Tolhurst Organics, West Lodge Hardwick, Whitchurch on Thames, Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 7RA
Farm Background: 8ha of horticulture. Stockfree organic,Soil Association symbol holder since 1976. Pioneer use of green manures in vegetable rotations with many innovative techniques utilised on the holding.Integrated approach with bio-diversity and soil- biota at the heart of the system. Many features of bio-diversity exist within the cropping systems. There are 7ha of field crops, 1ha Walled garden cropping with 1500m of tunnels and a dedicated plant propagation unit. The farm is able to demonstrate an exceptionally high level of self-sufficiency in fertility and support systems and is able to operate on a very low carbon footprint. Records for soil climate and cropping have been collected for 25 years and show a unique picture of food production. All sales are to local outlets. The farm runs regular training seminars in a range of technical subjects and has a regular stream of visitors for these and farm walk. For more information, please visit www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk
Attendance is free but advanced booking is absolutely essential. We will send out directions prior to the walk.