12th April 2022 Tom O'Kane

Grow Your Own CSA Summer Residential Training @ Cae Tan

2nd & 3rd July 2022

The residential training is run over a weekend. This will include site visits, practical & theoretical sessions from a number of experienced CSA hero’s, great food & free camping near Wales most beautiful beaches.


The residential course is structured as follows;


Friday eve                               (Optional) Arrive & pitch your tent or ask us if you want to rent local accommodation.

Bring your own dinner. Fire & social! Bring your own breakfast for Saturday.


Saturday 9am                    Arrivals if you’re not staying overnight.

9.30                                       Introduction to Cae Tan. What is community supported agriculture?

Have you got the skills base?

10.00                                     Site tour of polytunnels & summer crops.

10.30                                     Finance the set up. What company structure to take?

Managing finances through the season.

11.30                                      Tea break

11.45                                      Finding & assessing land. Site planning. Crop planning. What to grow?

13.00                                     Lunch

14.00                                     Site tour of main crops, rotations & fertility.

Tools & equipment for varying scales.

15.45                                     Break

16.00                                    Engaging schools & the wider community.

17.00                                    Finish

18.00                                   Supper


Sunday    8.00am           Breakfast

9.00                                    Business planning & planning applications.

10.00                                  Finding & retaining members. Social media & communication.

11.00                                   Tea Break

11.15                                    Volunteers & trainees. Growing good working relationships.

12.15                                    Lunch

14.00                                   Tour & talk at Big Meadow CSA

16.00                                   Finish


Costs are £85 per day to include meals or £150 for 2 days

Free camping

Or there’s plenty of local air b’n’b

Email tom@caetancsa.org or call Tom 07791696848 to book or for more info  

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