Future Growers Conference

In Conjunction with the Organic Growers of Ireland (OGI), National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) are hosting a 1 day seminar on the 21st of November in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co.Westmeath.

This conference will cover the following topics: (full details bekow)

If interested in booking a place please contact the NOTS office by phone 0719640688 or email at info@nots.ie


20.00 per person including a Hot Lunch

Course Content:

Future Growers Seminar, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath

Monday 21st of November 2016

9.30 Registration Tea and Coffee

10.00 Jason Horner Introduction to the day

10.10am. Jason McCormack, Bray, Co. Wicklow;                                                                     Reflections on this year’s apprentice programme.

10.30am. Oisin Kenny, Bia Oisin, Claregalway, Co. Galway;                                                              Getting started, how it all comes together.

10.50am. Penny Lange Ballinroan Farm Co. Wicklow.                                                                      Hygiene regulations and how a small grower deals with them.

11.30am. Pete Dolliemore, Hankham Organics, East Sussex, UK.                                              Market gardening under glass: Soil care, fertility and rotations

12.15pm Deirdre O Sullivan Nurney Farm, Co Kildare.                                                                   How to make a market stall really work for you.

12.45pm to 2.15pm Lunch

2.15pm Catherine Hayes, Hayes Veg, Gort Co. Galway.                                                                   The Small Grower Network’s first year.

2.45pm Pete Dolliemore                       

Green manures and beneficial bugs; are homegrown methods paying their way?                   

3.30pm Jim Cronin, Bridgetown, Co Clare.                                                                                   Real biological farming

4.15pm Close

Date: 21st of November

Time: 10a.m. to 4.30pm

Location: Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

Cost: €20.00 per person including a Hot Lunch.