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Improving Soil Health on Horticulture Operations: Devon

  • Trill Farm Musbury Devon EX13 8TU (map)

With Niels Corfield.

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Apply the soil health principles to transform your soil into a crumbly, friable state that's easy to work & produces healthy crops.

A one-day course on promoting and preserving soil health, using problem-based learning.

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The soil health principles work. From large farms to market gardens, when implemented doggedly they bring real results: better soil structure, healthier crops and more consistent yields. What's more, the growers that have most rigorously applied these principles have the more profitable operations today.

Think differently about the “farming problem”, and find solutions that work for you in your situation.

• Cash crops, cover crops, cultivation, amendments, propagation, composting etc.
• Rotation planning for reduced work & better crops.
• Road testing novel practices on your operation with minimal disruption.
• Simple testing methods to monitor soil health and measure success.

Who is this course for?
• Market gardeners
• Commercial growers
• Nursery workers
• Horticulture managers
• Apprentices, trainee growers

Niels Corfield has been working to deliver a truly sustainable food system for over 10 years.
He is an advisor, researcher, educator, designer, grower and nurseryman. Working to create sustainable/regenerative landscapes, farms and spaces in the UK and Europe. He is focussed on agroecological systems that are low maintenance and productive. He advises and consults on: soil health, agroforestry, planned grazing and setting-up on-farm crop trials.

Run by Kate & Ashley, Trill Farm Gardens has been growing salads, herbs and vegetables, supplying local restaurants. They cultivate 2.5 acres of organic land in East Devon. The plot is a testament to what can be achieved with skill and commitment.