We are organising an action-packed day out especially for OGA members this Autumn. We’ll be visiting: • North East Organic Growers, a worker's co-operative near Newcastle upon Tyne, that has been running a box scheme 12 ac since 1995. • Nafferton Farm, where we’ll be joined by the Border’s Organic Growers and where Carlo Leifert will bring us up to date with the organic programme at the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group • Gibside Community Farm, where Mick Marston will lead us on a farm walk after which we’ll enjoy dinner and a few drinks in the Café on the estate. Bring something to bring and share for Lunch. For those of you wishing to stay over there are various options near Gibside including camping, B&B’s and hotels. For more information and booking contact Tony Little on [email protected] 07969 541133

Programme

9:30

Tea & Coffee

 

10:25

Welcome

Tony Little, OGA

10:30

Introduction to North East Organic

 

11:00

Farm Walk

 

12:30

Leave for Nafferton

 

1:00

Bring and share lunch

 

1:30

Introduction to Nafferton and key research recent work/findings

Carlo Leifert, NEFG

2:00

Tour of Field Trials

  • Experimental design and history of long-term field trials
  • Current crops and experiments

 

16:00

Organic Nutritional study (Presentation) & discussion of future research priorities

Carlo Leifert

17:00

Leave for Gibside Community Farm

 

17:30

Farm Walk                                              

Mick Maston

18:30

Pitch tents / check into accommodation

 

19:00

Dinner at Gibside estate cafe

 

21:00

Close/ drinks in local pub

 

 

October 14th, 2017 9:30 AM   through   9:00 PM
North East Organic Growers
West Sleekburn Farm
Bomarsund
Bedlington, NBL NE22 7AD
United Kingdom
Phone: 07969 541133
Email:

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: OGA Gathering 2017


You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.
http://organicgrowersalliance.co.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=95&reset=1