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Growers workshop day: Scotland

Workshop
18th August
at East Coast Organics by Rentonhall, Haddington, East Lothian, United Kingdom, EH41 4PD
for new entrant farmers interested in organic practices

Calling Scottish Growers
The Organic Growers Alliance and the Landworkers Alliance are organising a regional get-together for those growing produce organically (or uncertified to organic standards) at a smaller scale and for local communities.

When?
10.00 - 16.00 Sunday 18th August

Camping is available on Saturday 17th August at East Coast Organics.

What
Sunday - 10am to 4pm, a day of workshops led by experienced growers from Scotland. There will be time for discussion and exchange of knowledge and information, plus a farm walk round the East Coast Organics growing areas. An organic, veggie lunch is included! Please see workshop list below.

Saturday from 5pm - camping (tent or van) the night before is possible. The LWA are organising some informal social activities, please bring instruments if you want! An evening meal can be booked.

Tickets

Numbers are limited so please book as soon as you can. There is discounted places available for OGA or LWA members but you do not have to be a member to come.

The event is aimed at people growing organic vegetables at small scale for sale to a local market

Price of tickets includes the online booking fees

Food and Drink
Lunch will be an organic vegetarian provided by East Coast Organics included in the ticket price.

Dinner on Saturday needs to be booked separately and can either be an organic meat or organic veggie meal also provided by East Coast Organics

Coffee and tea will be available

Camping
Camping is available at ECO. Camping costs £5pp. Please reserve your space in the tickets section and bring cash to pay on the day.

Become a member
Join either the Organic Growers Alliance or the Landworkers Alliance and get a cheaper ticket to this event and other events throughout the year.

Liftshare
We encourage people to lift share to the event. Please use this spreadsheet to coordinate lifts.

Workshops
Help us plan the day. When buying your ticket, please tell us your top 3 workshops that you would like at the get-together from the following list:

1. Overwintering crops in polytunnels, how to use tunnels most effectively

2. Dig and no dig methods in polytunnels

3. Finances and organic vegetable businesses, including pricing

4. Protecting and improving the soil in polytunnels, including green manures, using mypex

5. Harvesting, packing, storage

6. Resting and care for people and the soil - not growing over the winter

7. Other - other suggestions for subjects and workshop leaders welcome (no promises!), please give details

More information
Please contact:

Roz Corbett LWA rozlandworkersalliance@gmail.com

Antonia Ineson OGA Antonia.ineson@googlemail.com

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