Marketing Your Growing, Growing Your Markets (Oxford)

Where: Hogacre Common Eco Park

When: Tuesday 15th November, 10am - 4.30pm

An in depth day of training for community growers on the skills and techniques of marketing and selling locally grown produce, and an introduction to different markets and approaches including selling directly to the catering and restaurant industry.

Topics covered will include:


Business Planning For Community Growers (Various locations, North East England)

'Business Planning For Community Growers' is a course taking place over four sessions. It has been designed to help community growers get to grips with strategic planning and produce a business plan for their project.

Each session takes place at a different community growing site in Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.

We strongly encourage you to attend all four sessions. We also encourage you to attend with a colleague so that learning can be shared and ensuring that at least two members of staff can contribute to your business plan. 


Highland Get Together (Inverness)

An FCFCG, Trellis and Highland Council Networking Event.

Join us for a day of networking, sharing good practice and workshops with agencies, projects and interested individuals from the Highland community and therapeutic sector.

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Community Approaches to Composting (Edinburgh)

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) and The Community Recycling Network Scotland (CRNS) bring you a day of case studies, networking and sharing good practice.

With contributions from Ronnie Robinson, SEPA on the invaluable contribution that composting makes to the green agenda and case studies from Govanhill, Whitmuir Organic Farm and Tarland Community Composting, a networking lunch and Q & A session.

Site visits in the afternoon for ideas and inspiration to The Royal Edinburgh Hospital Community Garden and Redhall Walled Garden.


Tour, talk and tea (St Davids, Pembrokeshire)

The event will be hosted at Caerhys Farm where there is an existing community supported agriculture (CSA) project called Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture (COCA).  The event will include a presentation from Gerald Miles, the farmer at Caerhys, and a farm tour.  It will be a chance for people to meet Caz Miles, the grower, and other members of the COCA ‘core group’ who run the project.  It will also be a great networking opportunity for people to meet others who are interested or involved in community growing.