26 July 2017
GREATsoils Trial Demonstration Top Fruit

Assessing the health of your soil



24 July 2017
Rise in organic sales from Welsh farms

The Organic Centre Wales 2016 producer survey report

20 July 2017
Letter to Michael Gove on Agroforestry

Government asked to support game-changing agroforestry systems



5 July 2017
Demonstrating crop resilience through agro-biodiversity

ORC brings its expertise to NOCC17

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.