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If you go down to the woods today: Food from woodland enterprises

14th May
14/05/2011 10:30 - 16:30
Middlewood Trust, Backsbottom Farm, Roeburndale West, Lancaster, LA2 9LL,

This exciting event will provide an opportunity to explore how itís possible to integrate food production into Community Supported Woodland enterprises. Youíll gain practical insights into how woodlands can be utilised for food production by creating viable multi-faceted food producing woodland or orchard based community enterprises. The workshop will take place in a lovely woodland setting with the opportunity to observe a practical model.

The event is FREE and lunch is included.

10:30 Introduction and tour of Middlewood Trust, Rod Everett

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Introduction Michael Marston, Soil Association CSA Co-ordinator

13:25 Keynote speakers Nigel Lowthrop, Hill Holt Wood

13:45 Case studies: Matlock CSA
Loxley Valley Community Farm

14:15 Q&A

14:30 What is the business case for Woodland CSA, Richard Snow, Plunkett Foundation

14:45 Break

15:00 Workshop sessions. We will be using this session to explore what further help and information might be needed to develop sustainable woodland food enterprises and share knowledge and information about specific food topics including .forest gardening, foraging, fungi and community engagement

16:30 Finish



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