Fwd: Polytunnel Course this May!
nicolevosper at gmx.com
Fri Apr 7 11:32:54 BST 2017
*Polytunnel Course *
*When:* Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 9.30am – 4pm
*Where: *Paddington Farm, Maidencroft Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 8JN
*What: *Don’t miss this hands-on practical course taking place at an
Organic Market Garden in Somerset. Learn about all aspects of polytunnel
The course will cover the basics of:
• Crop selection
• Crop rotation timing and planning
• Soil health and fertility in a polytunnel
• Watering and irrigation
• Disease and pest control (including slugs!)
• Planting, sowing and harvesting
• Making use of space around the outside of the tunnel
The course will also touch on construction and maintenance. The day
takes place at Paddington Farm’s thriving organic market garden, which
works with volunteers and groups to produce food for the Glastonbury area.
*About the Tutor:* Robert Macbeth is a self-taught organic market
gardener. He has been running a successful 1.5 acre garden for 7 years
at Paddington Farm Trust in Glastonbury, with lots of help from the
trust, volunteers, and children. He also sells the produce at affordable
prices at Glastonbury’s Tuesday market and a local food co-op.
*Cost: *The course costs £50 for the day. There are some free and
subsidised places available to folks on a low income or state benefits.
*How to book:* Please email Nicole: eat at feedavalon.org.uk
<mailto:eat at feedavalon.org.uk>
*Web page: http://www.feedavalon.org.uk/events/polytunnel-course/*
*Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442447359133409/*
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