Green Maunring with Iain Tolhurst

One Day Workshop; Tuesday the 7th July 2015 at 10am

Topics/Themes -
"Green Manuring" how to improve fertility through home grown fertility and local composting materials. (part of this workshop will also deal with Agroecology and this would be through a workshop "Farm Agricultural Bio-Diversity" rethinking agricultural systems for food production.)

Keynote Speaker
Iain Tolhurst
Biography:
An organic producer since 1976 operating a 200+ per week box scheme using 90% own produce from 75 different crops on 17 acres of land at Hardwick Estate in south Oxfordshire. The farm was the first to attain the Organic Stockfree symbol in 2004, no grazing animals and no animal inputs to any part of the farm for the past 20 years.
Iain Tolhurst is well known within the organic movement having been active for almost 40 years. He also works part time as an advisor for many horticultural farms nationally and internationally, various organic organisations delivering seminars and conducting farm walks. He carries out some voluntary work overseas as well as being the chairman of Thames Organic Growers. He is considered to be a leading expert on stock-free organic horticulture, and low carbon local vegetable production systems.
The farm is a Community Interest Company and is a working example of agroecology in action that has been developing over a long period of time. It displays a high level of self sufficiency whilst maintaining close links with the local community.

Fees: €40 per person. A number of free Places for those that are unemployed.
*Booking essential as places are limited.*

If interested please contact the following:
E-Mail: info@nots.ie
Phone: 0719640688.
Fax: 0719640869.
Web: www.nots.ie
Address: National Organic Training Skillnet, The Enterprise Centre, Hill Road, DrumShambo, Co. Leitrim.


Course Content:

One Day Workshop; Tuesday 7th July 2015.

Topics/Themes -
"Green Manuring" how to improve fertility through home grown fertility and local composting materials. (part of this workshop will also deal with Agroecology and this would be through a workshop "Farm Agricultural Bio-Diversity" rethinking agricultural systems for food production.)

Keynote Speaker
Iain Tolhurst
Biography:
An organic producer since 1976 operating a 200+ per week box scheme using 90% own produce from 75 different crops on 17 acres of land at Hardwick Estate in south Oxfordshire. The farm was the first to attain the Organic Stockfree symbol in 2004, no grazing animals and no animal inputs to any part of the farm for the past 20 years.
Iain Tolhurst is well known within the organic movement having been active for almost 40 years. He also works part time as an advisor for many horticultural farms nationally and internationally, various organic organisations delivering seminars and conducting farm walks. He carries out some voluntary work overseas as well as being the chairman of Thames Organic Growers. He is considered to be a leading expert on stock-free organic horticulture, and low carbon local vegetable production systems.
The farm is a Community Interest Company and is a working example of agroecology in action that has been developing over a long period of time. It displays a high level of self sufficiency whilst maintaining close links with the local community.

Fees: €40 per person. A number of free Places for those that are unemployed.
*Booking essential as places are limited.*