Buckwheat for couch control field lab: 2pm Friday 24th February 2017 Abbey Home Farm Cirencester
This field lab for Organic Growers Association (OGA) and Land Workers Alliance (LWA) members will attempt to evaluate the potential for buckwheat (and maybe other crops) to reduce couch grass infestations in horticultural rotations. Anecdotal evidence has shown buckwheat to work well within the rotation at Abbey Home Farm (AHF). Can it be built into rotations to reduce the couch grass burden on farms?
Anybody considering going on a WWOOFing adventure for the first time will benefit enormously from these 10 tips from the top - gleaned from an article by WWOOF UK co-ordinator Scarlett Penn for Indie Farmer.
1. Clear and honest communication, right from the beginning
Full-time Head Gardener vacancy at Gaunts House in Dorset.
A Head Gardener is required at this large mansion gardens and long time WWOOF UK host. The applicant must have management and landscaping experience and an eye for beauty. No chemicals are welcome on this estate.
Maintaining a mansion garden and surrounding zones and working together with the head of horticulture who runs the walled garden.
A skills share event for people in the Midlands region of the UK will be held in Birmingham on 10th February 2017.
Permaculture Ambassadors actively share information on inspiring permaculture projects and practices. Being an Ambassador is a great way of developing and practising skills, and gaining confidence in using them. There is a training programme being designed, and this is the first of many gatherings offering the chance to meet others and share skills.
A paid opportunity exists on a 25 acre market garden, in the early stages of development, near Okehampton.
We are a no-dig Market Garden (Soil Association certified) on the edge of Dartmoor supplying the local area with organic salad, veg, fruit, flowers and eggs. We specialise in producing a flavoursome highly nutritious and unique salad mix containing a wide variety of leaves, flowers and herbs.