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?
14.00 Site tour of main crops, rotations & fertility.
Tools & equipment for varying scales.
16.00 Engaging schools & the wider community.
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.
14.00 Tour & talk at Big Meadow CSA
Costs are £85 per day to include meals or £150 for 2 days
Or there’s plenty of local air b’n’b
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tom 07791696848 to book or for more info
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