Tag: horticulture

The importance of the soil for consistent quality crop production

Presentation at 10th Organic Producers’ Conference. Common ground: agroecology, food sovereignty and organic farming in practice

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Horticultural costings tool for small-scale growers

Making financial data ‘fit for purpose’ for small-scale growers was the mission we set ourselves as part of Organic Centre Wales’s BOBL (Better Organic Business Links) project. There is an absence of tailored information on the viability and productivity of market gardens and small-scale horticultural holdings growing for supply chains in Wales (but of course not just Wales!). The problem is exacerbated by a lack of financial skills/knowledge of new entrants, for example on setting prices, estimating the cost of production and uncertainty about choosing a business model.

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Profitable fruit and vegetable production

Presentation at 9th Organic Producers’ Conference: Practical research and innovation – diversity in practice

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Financing a growing opportunity - a banks perspective

Presentation at 9th Organic Producers’ Conference: Practical research and innovation – diversity in practice

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Setting up a cooperative share farming business

Presentation at 9th Organic Producers’ Conference: Practical research and innovation – diversity in practice

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Setting up an urban farm in Dagenham - the benefits and shortfalls

Presentation at 9th Organic Producers’ Conference: Practical research and innovation – diversity in practice

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The challenge of sustainable food production from a grower’s perspective

Presentation at 8th Organic producers’ Conference: Intensive sustainability or sustainable intensification – which way forward for organic farming?

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Biodiversity and choice under threat from proposed EU Seed and Plant Directive

Presentation at 8th Organic producers’ Conference: Intensive sustainability or sustainable intensification – which way forward for organic farming?

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Forest gardens – an experiment in horticulture based on woodland complexity

Presentation at 8th Organic producers’ Conference: Intensive sustainability or sustainable intensification – which way forward for organic farming?

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Challenges and benefits of organic production from a grower’s perspective

Presentation at 7th Organic Producers’ Conference: Making producer-led innovation a reality

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