The wonders of woodchip

Event Date : March 30, 2022

Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Ben Raskin for this webinar to discover how to source, manage and efficiently use woodchip to improve your growing on small-scale farms.

About this event

Woodchip and mulches are underused tools in small-scale farming and have the potential to bring huge benefits to your growing enterprise without costing the planet. Ben will talk about how woodchip can be used as a natural mulch for weed suppression, as a growing medium for propagating plants, as a carbon rich compost ingredient and as a natural soil health booster. Find out where to source it, what to look out for and how to use it to maximum effect, bring along all your questions for the Q&A at the end.


Ben Raskin is committed to organic principles and loves sharing knowledge with amateurs and professionals. He is Head of Horticulture and Agroforestry at the Soil Association where he supports their network of growers and promotes organic principles and techniques.

Alongside his role at the Soil Association he gets involved in all sorts of other projects, like writing books and articles, and on farm advice and project management.

He is also co-chair of Defra’s edible horticultural roundtable and on the board of the Organic Growers Alliance and the Community Supported Agriculture Network UK

He has recently written a book on the subject of woodchip which you can find here:


This webinar is a partnership between the CSA Network UK, the Seed Sovereignty Programme run by the Gaia Foundation, the Landworkers’ Alliance, and the Organic Growers Alliance and forms part of a webinar series funded by Farming the Future.

The webinar programme focuses on practical teaching and farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchanges from farmers and growers from around the UK. The series is designed to increase knowledge exchange and learning on both the politics and practice of agroecology, seed sovereignty and food sovereignty.


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