2 May 2019
Farming Connect is holding a series of workshops under the title "Living off 10 acres" aimed at providing information and inspiration for those who are interested in making a successful living off a small parcel of land.
Geraint Hughes, an Agri-food Consultant, will lead the workshops.
"Making a successful living from a small parcel of land in Wales is possible, and people are already achieving success.
"The aim of the workshops is to share advice on how to build a profitable enterprise on a few acres of land, as well as highlight ideas for potential enterprises that only require a few acres of land to succeed, including growing high value crops, horticulture, speciality berries, orchards, vineyards and more.
"The workshop also aims to inspire attendees with examples of the first-hand experience of individuals who have created a livelihood on a small parcel of land. I very much look forward to the events,” said Geraint Hughes.
Other aims of the workshops are to encourage networking amongst like-minded individuals, and to highlight the support available through Farming Connect, including programmes such as Agrisgôp, Management Exchange, European Innovation Partnership Wales, and much more.
A workshop will be held at Coleg Glynllifon on 8 May 2019 19:30 – 21:00, where Jake Eldridge from Oxton Organics will give a presentation on his experience of making a living off a small parcel of land. Jake manages a vegetable box scheme, selling his own homegrown produce.
One workshop will be held at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Pembrokeshire on 13 May 2019 and another will be held at Theatr Hafren, Powys on 14 May 2019 between 19:30-21:30. At both these workshops, guest speaker Matt Swarbrick, Henbant Farm, will discuss his experience of making a successful living on a small parcel of land. Matt Swarbrick uses Permaculture and Holistic Management techniques alongside other more traditional methods to maintain a productive farm. His ultimate aim is to produce food from the land and to bring the community together.
Come along to a Farming Connect workshop with an open mind and be prepared to meet with other people to discuss new ideas and to be inspired to innovate.
Farming Connect is funded through Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.