Home Grown Gardening Day @ Tomnah’a Market Garden, Crieff, PH7 4JZ Saturday 14th March 10am- 3pm A day looking at the basics of how to grow food from your back garden all year round. We've learnt a lot since setting up Tomnah'a (and our previous gardens) and would like to share it with you, particularly looking at easy growing techniques that feed and improve your soil, timings for sowing crops all year round and making the most from a small space and limited time.We will learn by problem solving, biology, looking at living examples and hopefully some practical activities too. Topics include: How we can grow crops with minimal work and damage to the soil Starting and managing a new growing area Crop planning to harvest all year round Compost making Pest and disease management Harvesting and storing crops Perennials and biodiversity If you are interested in attending please email email@example.com and tell us what scale you are growing/ planning to grow on and what in particular you would like to get from the day. We will then send you an invoice to book, the price is £40 for the day. Spaces are limited to 10 but if we have a lot of interest we will do another date. We will provide refreshments but lunch is not included, Bonnie Mountain Winter Café will be open @ Comrie Croft doing coffee and hot rolls/ soup or there will be indoor space if you want to bring your lunch.
We are currently welcoming applications for our market gardening internships for the 2020 season at Tomnah'a Market Garden. We are seeking enthusiastic and hardworking individuals or couples to become part of our farm team from the beginning of April until the end of October who are interested in learning and practising all aspects of market gardening in beautiful rural Perthshire, Scotland.
We can accommodate 3-4 interns so we would welcome couples and friends who would like to share living arrangements.
We are a team of young farmers running a market garden going into our 5th year of production and grow a wide range of vegetables, fruits, cut flowers and hens for eggs. We practice no-dig soil management and follow organic principles without certification due to the fact we direct sell most of the produce. Using bio-intensive production methods and wildlife friendly techniques we try and maximise our soil health whilst maintaining high productivity.
The internship is ideally suited to people wanting to find out more about the reality of small scale sustainable farming or planning to start their own farm / small holding and wanting to gain valuable experience of the day-to-day running of a market garden over the whole season. .
We are also looking for someone who would like to concentrate on cut flower production with some floristry included.
What we are offering- Opportunities to learn all aspects of market gardening through practical involvement in all tasks from seeding to sales. Generous living expenses, most food provided and caravan or yurt accommodation Access to numerous resources including online training courses, working documents etc Possibility of additional paid work at Tea Garden Café or Comrie Croft
What we are expecting: Approx 30 hours / week – Generally working every weds / thurs / fri morning – with remaining days decided week by week – Work will be focussed on production of vegetables – mainly helping with seed sowing / transplanting / weeding / harvesting / packing Work will often be with local or other residential volunteers Possible help with deliveries Some help with stocking farm shop Some help with flower harvesting
Any questions or to apply please contact us- firstname.lastname@example.org
If you enjoy being outdoors amongst swathes of beautiful scented flowers, having your home filled with colourful bouquets or enjoy giving special hand grown and arranged bouquets to friends and family then you should join our flower club!
How it works- Once a week (preferably a Tuesday or Friday morning) you can come and pick a bucket of flowers (worth £30 each week) from our market garden.
-We will provide advice on harvesting, conditioning, growing and arranging -A 2 hour workshop specifically on arranging bouquets for your home and for gifts -A relaxing hour each week to enjoy the abundant summer flowers -Cost £45 per month from June to September 2019 or £25 a month if you are willing to to help us once a month (around 3 hours, ideally a Thursday morning)
What better way to collect your fresh veg than in a beautiful basket you have woven yourself, Learn how to with Norah Kennedy!
You will learn many traditional basket making techniques and discover some interesting new words like slath, slewing, randing and wale. Even better you will have made a willow basket to take home with you. All materials and tools are provided, but if you have a favourite sharp pair of secateurs and a strong penknife do bring them along. There will also be books and photographs for you to browse through and worksheets which you can take home. As places are limited, it is advisable to book early.
At the big shed on Tomnah'a Market Garden -No experience necessary -Lunch and refreshments provided -£65 per person (please still get in touch if you would struggle to pay this) -Led by Norah Kennedy www.norahkennedywillowworker.co.uk
Do you love the taste of freshly picked fruit and vegetables and want to eat the highest quality locally grown seasonal produce? Do you value that your food has been grown with care for the environment, without any nasty chemical sprays? Want to try interesting crops and varieties you can't get in the shops? Want to directly support your local farmers? Get in touch today for more details of becoming a member of our Community Supported Agriculture Veg Share for the 2019 season (June to Nov) Contact us today at email@example.com / 07894687407
We are looking for 1-2 interns for the 2019 season. Ideally suit a couple or friends happy to share onsite accommodation who are keen to learn all aspects of market gardening in beautiful Perthshire. Ideally from 1st April- 31st October.
We are a team of 3 young farmers running a market garden going into our 4th year of production and grow a wide range of vegetables, fruits, herbs and cut flowers and have a 2 flocks of hens, around 80 in total.
We practice no-dig soil management and follow organic principles without certification due to the fact we direct sell most of the produce. Using bio-intensive production methods and wildlife friendly techniques we try and maximise our soil health whilst maintaining high productivity.
Ideally suited to people wanting to find out more about the reality of small-scale sustainable market gardening and Community Supported Agriculture, looking to gain valuable experience whilst planning their own small farm / small holding.
We would love to share our experiences of starting out and setting up from scratch with people keen to start / develop their own projects.
Come embrace autumn and all the abundant produce that is available at this time of year, freshly picked (or preserved) and whipped up in to something incredible by the skilled hands of Nelson (Italba Dining), Sam and Jamie (Beetroot and Chocolate)
£30 per ticket available from Comrie Croft and Hansens Deli Comrie.
We are delighted to be hosting a second basket making course this October with Norah Kennedy making this kind of basket-
-At the big shed on Tomnah'a Market Garden -No experience necessary -Lunch and refreshments provided -£65 per person (please still get in touch if you would struggle to pay this) -Led by Norah Kennedy www.norahkennedywillowworker.co.uk
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will ask for the full amount to secure your place.
If you enjoy being outdoors amongst swathes of beautiful scented flowers, having your home filled with colourful bouquets or enjoy giving special handgrown and arranged bouquets to friends and family then you should join our flower club!
How it works- Once a week (preferably a Friday) you can come and pick a bucket of flowers from our market garden. We will provide advice on harvesting, conditioning, growing and arranging and a 3 hour workshop specifically on arranging bouquets for your home and for gifts. Cost £25 per month from July to August To join the club please contact email@example.com We will have our first session introducing you to the garden and showing you how to harvest and condition on Friday the 6th July @ 9am