Are you looking to start up your own horticulture business or do you want to expand your existing business skills? If so, then the Fresh Start Horticulture Academy could be what you need. Bristol Food Producers are collaborating with Fresh Start Land Enterprise Academy to deliver the very first Fresh Start Horticultural Academy in the South West and we are have 5 fully funded places available for 5 Bristol Food Producer members (NB. there is a selection process and so 5 free places are available to successful BFP member applicants). The academy is designed to support the next generation of farmers and growers, land managers and land based businesses through the development of a strong, innovative business approach.

The academy runs over 10 sessions (6 evenings and 2 full days between 20th July and 26th October).

NB. The application deadline has officially passed now but there are still a few places available on a first come first served basis until 24th June.

To see the full programme for the academy please click here.

Please click here for an application form.

How the funded places work…

  • In order to receive a funded place, applicants must be signed up as a member of Bristol Food Producers before applying for the academy.
  • You will only receive a funded place if successfully accepted onto the course
  • Upon being awarded a place on the academy you will be notified if you have a funded place (we have 5 funded place available on a first come first served basis).
  • Applicants must pay the £95 academy fee and will be re-funded having attended the first day of the course (we do this to ensure there is a real commitment).