• Tue
    10.00 - 15.30Tolhurst Organic Partnership CIC, The Packing Shed, Hardwick Road, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7RB

    A practical one day workshop exploring the pros and cons of integrating trees and vegetable production.

    Integrating trees into an organic horticultural system offers opportunities to diversify the business as well as environmental benefits. This workshop will provide practical advice and pointers on implementing agroforestry systems on your farm. The day will centre on Iain Tolhurst’s recently planted agroforestry system with plenty of opportunity for discussion. We will explore the pros and cons of planting trees for agroforestry in horticultural businesses. There will be advice on species choice and design; tree establishment and understorey management; the economics of planting and managing trees; and grants and support available. We will also report on some of the research and monitoring we have been doing as part of the AGFORWARD project, and a short workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges of integrating trees and vegetables.

    Cost: £12 (Inc. VAT) to cover the costs of lunch, tea and coffee.

    Please book by 15th September 2017.

    To book, please click here or contact [email protected]


  • Sun
    11 AM - 5PMWalled Garden at Hardwick

    The fifth Squash & Pumpkin Festival is set to display a splendour of squashes and pumpkins to anybody's taste this year.

    Along with lots of other seasonal veg, home-made food, licensed bar and activities for all ages.

    NEW: Autumn Fashion Parade for families to compete for a prize. Dress for the occasion!Admission is £3.50/person. Children go free. Tickets available at the gate, cash only.