Renowned stock-free organic grower, Ian Tolhurst is delivering a number of seminars this year on many aspects of vegan organic growing and agroecological methods of managing land.
- Plant Propagation, 13 May 2013
- Composting for bountiful and healthy crops, 14 May 2013
- Bio-diversity, 20 May 2013
- Designing Rotations, 21 May 2013
- Towards a Carbon Zero Farm, 17 June 2013
- Weeds, Pests and Deseases, 18 June 2013
- Machinery and Tools for Growers, 24 June 2013
- Irrigation and Water Management for Growers, 29 July 2013
- Extending the season, 30 July 2013
- Green Manures for Healthy Soil and Crops, 21 October 2013
Tolhurst Organic lies just outside the village of Whitchurch-on-Thames in south Oxfordshire. Nestled between the Chilterns and the river Thames, the farm of 19 acres is situated in the picturesque Hardwick Estate, with 17 acres in two fields and 2 acres in the 500 year old walled garden.
Iain Tolhurst, along with his business partner Lin, have held the organic symbol for over 30 years, thus making Tolhurst Organic one of the longest running organic vegetable farms in England. The farm doesn’t only hold the “Soil Association” symbol but was the first to attain the “Stockfree Organic” symbol in 2004, and has had no grazing animals and no animal inputs to any part of the farm for the last 10 years