16th February 2018 Tom O'Kane

The godfather of UK organic growing spends the day coaching Cae Tan.


It may look like Captain Jack Radish training up new young pirates, but in fact its Iain Tolhurst who spent the day with a group of us from Cae Tan sharing some of his 40 years of in depth knowledge of organic growing.

Key learning for Cae Tan was around;

  • 8 year crop rotations with fertility building underlays
  • Soil analysis at both sites
  • Fertility building through planting short rotation willow & alder coppice
  • Effective machinery use

This was funded through FCFCG as a Welsh initiative to support the development of CSA in Wales. We hope to have Tolly back once a year to give continued advice & support.