Annual conference
Course details

Introduction to organic horticulture

Starts: 16 March 2013 10:00
Ends: 16 March 2013 16:00

The Community Farm, Woodbarn Farm, Denny Lane, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40 8SZ

An ideal workshop for those wanting a well-rounded understanding of techniques used in the production of organic vegetables; from fertility management to pest and disease management . This day course will equip you with the skills and confidence to make a good go of growing your own. Content will be applicable to all sizes of veg plot and will explore the following:

  • Organic – A state of mind not a rule book
  • Soil – What is it? and Why is it so important?
  • Understanding of Nutrients and Fertility management
  • Propagation, seeds and planting
  • Understanding Weeding – Why? When? Where? and How?
  • Know your enemy – common animal threats to organic veg and how to deter them
  • Basic understanding of irrigation techniques

Tutor: Andy Dibben
As our very own Farm Manager here at The Community Farm, Andy has a wealth of experience in Organic vegetable production and has a great skill for sharing his knowledge and enthusiam with others. Andy will be running a series of workshops for us throughout the year on all aspects of organic vegetable production.

For more information on this course and details on how to book, please visit The Community Farm website.

Cost: £34 (members) / £40 (non-members)



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