Growing to Sell Course 27th & 28th May

Nicole Vosper nicolevosper at
Thu May 14 12:07:19 BST 2015

Hiya, last few places remaining on this unique course. Please email me
at nicole at asap to book.

/Are you interested in market gardening? Or starting a CSA project? Or
simply growing on a larger scale and selling your surplus? Want to
create a livelihood from the land? This course is for you!/

*A 2 day course in how to scale up and sell or share produce to feed
your community*

    *27th & 28th May 2015*

At Brook End LAND Centre, Compton Dundon (near Glastonbury/Street), Somerset

This two day course introduces all of the factors you need to consider
when scaling up your production. Learners will be supported to explore
how they can create their own land-based livelihoods, while supporting
the local area to increase its ability to feed itself. Learners will be
able to meet experienced growers, as well as local agencies that can
give you further business mentoring and support.

Sessions will include:

  * Different business and production models, such as market gardens,
    nurseries, Community Supported Agriculture schemes, cooperatives,
    box schemes, nurseries, country markets, intermediate markets,
    direct sales, farm gate sales and more
  * Agroecological practices for growing on a larger scale successfully
  * How to manage internal systems such as stock taking, book keeping
    and records management
  * Designing your own livelihood and using permaculture principles to
    design a sustainable enterprise congruent with your needs and ethics
  * Deciding what to grow in relationship to markets (value adding and
    so forth)
  * Legal necessities (such as labeling, licensing, health & safety,

    trading standards requirements, environmental health compliance,
    traceablity and so on)

    Financial contribution

We have full funding for residents of Somerset, however others are very
welcome. The course is designed on a sliding scale basis with low income
learners £60 – £120 (£15k and above per year).

    About the Tutors

*Tim Lawrence* is a community development worker, community gardener and
founder and previous staff grower at Sims Hill Shared Harvest, a
successful CSA based in Bristol. He has diverse experience in
establishing projects and supporting small-scale, sustainable food

*Carol Stone* is an experienced food grower and has supported a number
of establishing enterprises in her work with the HogCO (home grown
community owned) Project in Devon. She is now a co-director-member of
Feed Avalon CIC and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable
Horticulture and is passionate about involving more people in food
production, community food growing and cooking, and building more
sustainable and resilient food systems.

    How to Book

Please email nicole at <mailto:nicole at>
for a link to an online booking form and more information.

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