Rotations for Protected Cropping – Webinar
Date Published: 29th October 2022
This webinar explores the complex art of designing rotations for polytunnels and greenhouses.
Growing in tunnels and greenhouses agroecologically means embracing diversity, including plants to encourage predators and pollinators, as well as green manures for soil health. A huge range of crops can be grown under protection, which is great for direct marketing, but this complexity comes with challenges.
This webinar features two very experienced organic growers who take us through their rotations, followed by a discussion. Speakers Pete Dollimore, grower at Montessori Place, Sussex. Pete was formerly grower at Hankham Organics. https://themontessoriplace.org.uk/abo…
Andy Dibben, head grower at Abbey Home Farm, nr Cirencester https://www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk/
ABOUT THE WEBINAR PROGRAMME
This webinar is a partnership between the CSA Network UK, the Seed Sovereignty Programme run by the Gaia Foundation, and the Organic Growers Alliance and forms part of a webinar series funded by Farming the Future. The webinar programme focuses on practical teaching and farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchanges from farmers and growers from around the UK. The series is designed to increase knowledge exchange and learning on both the politics and practice of agroecology, seed sovereignty and food sovereignty.
If you would like to be involved in running a webinar, a theme or practice you would would like to know more about, or have a specific topic you would like to present on please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
If you aren’t part of any of the organisations running this programme but would like to sign as a member up please check us out at:
Seed Sovereignty Programme (for growers interested in saving and producing seed) www.seedsovereignty.info
Organic Growers Alliance: (for market gardens and vegetable farms) www.organicgrowersalliance.co.uk
CSA Network UK: (For community supported agriculture schemes) www.communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk