25 October 2018
Oak Award Dinner at Yeo Valley

ORC fundraising dinner - filling up fast

29 October 2018
Novel breeding techniques and their implications

Threats and opportunities to UK organic food and farming sector



26 September 2018
Publication of Agricultural Bill

Public Goods emphasis - but does it go far enough?

25 September 2018
Agroforestry design for livestock and arable farmers

Workshop report from David Rose's Farm



20 August 2018
Tipping point in agricultural production

New study identifies that developing countries are winning the sustainable Intensification race

Organic services offered:

  • Technical advice
  • Farm management
  • Environmental management
  • Marketing - box schemes
  • Conversion planning
  • Business management

Areas of expertise:

  • Horticulture & fruit
  • Soil & fertility management
  • Manure management
  • Composting
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Conversion planning
  • Horticultural business management
  • Stockfree horticultural systems
  • Organic standards - horticulture

Contact

Tel: 01189 843 428
Mobile: 07770 316008
Email: tolhurstorganic@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Berkshire

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Iain Tolhurst

Iain Tolhurst is an independent organic horticulture consultant specialising in advice and training in horticultural business development, vegetable box schemes, with a specialisation in Stockfree Organic systems. He is a practicing organic vegetable producer on 18 acres and has been a Soil Association symbol holder since 1976.

Iain worked closely for 10 years with Mark Measures starting as senior horticultural advisor with Elm Farm Research Centre. He has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of organic production and its markets, research and standards development. He has been involved with many national and international organic projects in more than 12 countries.

Iain's own farm is used extensively for demonstration purposes with visitors from all over the world. He works closely with a group of clients delivering on-farm advice and specialises in a "systems approach" to deal with the problems of fertility, pests and diseases. He currently works through a number of organic organisations and producer groups. Iain is chairman of Thames Organic Growers and founding committee member and spokesman for the Organic Growers Alliance. Publications include "Growing Green" written jointly with Jenny Hall and an extensive range of papers and articles in various organic journals.