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Organic Matters

22/10/2019
Starts 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Where
The Trinity Centre
Ticket price
£35+BF (members) / £45+BF
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None
Contact name
Adam Keeves
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Organic Matters

The Organic Growers Alliance will launch 'Organic Matters', their first UK horticulture conference.

This October, the OGA will launch Organic Matters, their first horticulture conference.

The conference aims to:

  • Support the development of UK organic horticulture by bringing together expertise and innovation from across the industry.
  • Advocate best practice in technical aspects of organic horticulture and sustainable business management.
  • Build bridges and facilitate knowledge exchange amongst horticulturalists using regenerative and organic methods.
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange between experienced growers and new entrants.

What to expect:
Organic Matters will be hosting 150 delegates from organic and regenerative horticulture. They will facilitate the exchange of technical knowledge through an exciting programme of speaker sessions (8 in total). There will be plenty of opportunities for networking between delegates and speakers. The sessions will be recorded and available after the event for those who cannot attend. They are hoping to establish the conference as an annual event which will grow over the coming years. Expect technical sessions covering themes such as soil health, pest & disease management, plant science, mentoring and work efficiency.

Why a conference?
OGA has been struck by the lack of opportunities for growers to share technical information and advice and believes that Organic Matters will fill a vital gap in UK organic horticulture.

At this years Oxford Real Farming Conference, OGA hosted two sessions on technical aspects of horticulture, one on tool design and adaptation and another on minimum tillage mulching systems (video here: https://bit.ly/2E7VT00). Both sessions were extremely successful and well-attended and convinced the OGA of the need for a stand-alone conference specifically focussed on horticulture.

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