This workshop is for individuals and groups who want to make growing food and plants into a business. Growing food and plants on a small scale viably is extremely challenging, but essential for building a sustainable future.
It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at -whether you’re starting with an idea or are already in the thick of it – every participant will leave with tangible next steps for your ‘growing business’.
The workshop combines the expertise from people who have made it work, people who have land for start-ups to incubate growing ideas, and from yourself – everyone makes the day, and as participants, you will be invited to contribute your own experiences and ideas. Bring your ideas or challenges if you want to get some input or feedback from the group.
Cordelia Rowlatt & Chris Smadje
Cordelia & Chris are the founders of Vallis Veg, a market garden near Frome. They have over 20 years experience of growing food on a small scale. They have researched and published various articles on food sovereignty, food politics, and sustainable farming.
Anna Dina & Ed Green (TBC)
Are the owners of Chesterlace Hills (between Frome & Glastonbury), a place where the land, wildlife and people can flourish together. They are offering incubation space for small scale growing businesses.
Johannes is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Edventure Frome – A School for Community Enterprise. He will draw on his experience of supporting people to set up small ‘making’ businesses in Frome, with examples of what worked and what didn’t.
What to Bring
Please bring a pen & paper and a packed lunch
This event is free to all ages and all UK residents, but booking is essential. We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call us on 07548 014066 (9am-1pm Mon – Fri). This course possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning.
Feedback from past Edventure Short Courses:
“…It was run brilliantly and really well attended. As always there was a great mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for being there. The courses are always well-run, really interesting and accessible. I’m always amazed by the quality and experience of the teachers. I’m doing three courses at the moment – all brilliant”.
“Just spent 2 days learning what they do, why they do it and how they are inspiring other communities to take up the challenge too. Such fantastic course design, people skills and imagination! Engaging young adults, helping inspire entrepreneurship, building community! What’s not to love?!”
“Really inspiring, reinforcing and positive. Great presentation with pace and focus and enough humour to entertain too. Still thinking about it all and will keep doing so for a long time. Thanks for a lovely and helpful course!”
“Really interesting and rewarding morning. Will be looking out for other courses and the Hub space is amazing”.
“A breath of fresh air. The facilitator was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and action orientated but with plenty of interest in the needs and expectations of the group. A very motivating and worthwhile few hours!”
“Loved it…gave me so much clarity on how to be more strategic! ”
“A truly supportive, inspiring & creative environment..!”