As part of our commitment to ‘Knowledge Transfer’ Steve Garrett is organising two one-day workshops at Riverside Market Garden – for individuals and groups who are themselves interested in exploring the possibility of setting up small-scale horticulture enterprise, or at least in finding out more about how a viable local food enterprise can operate.
The aim of these workshops
To provide practical information gleaned over five years from our own direct experience of the challenges and opportunities involved in setting up and running the Market Garden.
- Friday November 15th 2013
- Friday November 22nd 2013
About the day
- The day will run from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.
- Lunch will be provided.
- The programme includes an element of “hands-on” activity (weather permitting!). See timetable below.
- Free of charge!
How to book
Places are limited, please contact Steve if you would like to come with a group or as an individual by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
10.30: Arrival and orientation – tour of Coed Hills
11.00: Sophie Durnan (RMG Grower) explains past, current and future growing processes and cropping plans at the Market Garden. What have we learned?
11.30: Steve Garrett (RMG Founding Director) explains RMG’s vision, mission and business planning objectives, including what we have learned about:
- The practicalities and economics of small scale horticulture.
- The practicalities and economics of selling fresh local vegetables.
- Effective marketing and best routes to market for local food.
- The biggest opportunities and challenges in local food growing.
12.00: Hands On session – the practicalities of hoeing, weeding, planting…etc
1.00: LUNCH (Local and organic, of course)
2.00: Films and information about other CSA projects in UK and elsewhere
2.30: Questions and Discussion
3.00: Closing presentation – contribution of horticulture to a resilience – Welsh/UK economy/the Community Land Advisory Trust
Individuals and groups who are themselves interested in exploring the possibility of setting up small-scale horticulture enterprise, or at least in finding out more about how a viable local food enterprise can operate.
We look forward to seeing you there!