12 September 2018
Weed control and green manures

Buckwheat for couch control field lab

15 November 2018
UK Organic Congress 2018

Going for Growth Transforming organic food and farming in the UK



17 August 2018
Global assessment of agricultural system redesign

Agricultural sustainability is delivering increases in productivity and improving the environment, and has spread to 163 million farms worldwide

7 August 2018
Dean Organic Fund interest free loans

Second round of applications now open



18 June 2018
Government support needed for agroforestry

Parliamentary wake up call for putting trees at the heart of agriculture

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.