If you’re starting up a new food growing enterprise and want some tips from the experts then come along to our workshop, ‘Growing Skills: A workshop for new growers‘ on 16th June.

The aim of this masterclass is to introduce the realities of growing for a living with a focus on production, the importance of soil and finding your markets. Our experts for the day are Ben Raskin, Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association, and Humphrey Lloyd from Edible Futures.

Date: Wednesday 20th April, 10.15am – 2pm

Location: Feed Bristol

The Workshop Programme
10.15am                 Arrival and registration
10.30-11.30am        Edible Futures – a case study proving experience, growing, markets (Humphrey)
11.30am -12.30pm  Soil – how to treat it to make growing work for you, weed control, machinery (Ben)
12.30-1.00pm         Farm Walk (Humphrey)
1.00-2.00pm           Group Task: Develop a growing plan for a specific plot. Summary to close.

About the Workshop Leaders
Ben Raskin is an organic gardener and horticultural advisor experienced in both commercial vegetable and fruit growing and horticultural training and works as Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association.
Humphrey Lloyd runs Edible Futures on the Feed Bristol site in Frenchay. Growing salad, herbs, vegetables and fruit and selling wholesale and direct, this is a new and developing enterprise growing to organic principles.

The cost per participant is £10 plus booking fees (£11.49) for Bristol Food Producers members and £25 plus booking fees (£26.94) for non-members (membership starts from just £15). To keep the costs as low as possible please bring some food to share with the group or your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided for a small donation.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Bristol Food Producers please click here.

Click here for more information and to book


NB. If you are interested in this workshop you may also be interested in the upcoming Fresh Start Horticultural Academy for which we have 5 funded places available for members! Click here for more info.