• Learn how to start your own Plant Nursery

    by  • January 29, 2018 • EAT Project, News, Courses & Events, Nursery, Red Brick Building Community Garden

    Feed Avalon are hosting a two-day course in how to start your own Plant Nursery. It will be taught by Niels Corfield who has a wealth of experience as a professional nurseryman. Learn more below.

    What: Nursery Course

    Where: Brook End LAND Centre in Compton Dundon, near Street and Glastonbury

    When: Wednesday 7th & 28th March 2018


    This course will cover the theory and practice of establishing and operating an edible plant nursery that is nancially viable and a size that is manageable for you.

    The course will cover:
    • Designing a commercial nursery – how to get started
    • Understanding the di erent nursery and propagation options
    • Running a commercial nursery operation, including: irrigation, feeding and pest management
    • Becoming self-su cient in propagation materials
    • Hands-on nursery design practice
    • Seasonal propagation activity
    • Managing stock, sales and purchases
    • Marketing of edible and unusual plants, online and face- to-face

    You will be provided with info and resources to take away including plant lists, stock tracking spreadsheets, template plant labels, a Course Reader with info on everything taught. You will leave with increased con dence, clarity and creativity to put your new knowledge and skills into practice.

    Cost: This two-day course, including lunch costs £120. We have free and subsidised places available. Please email eat@feedavalon.org.uk for more information.

    How to book: To book please email eat@feedavalon.org.uk