Organiser's description (via Vegan Organic Network):
The Organic Growers Gathering 2023 is organised by growers for growers. From small scale fruit, vegetable, herb and flower growers to land workers, crafters and purveyors of folk music.
Whether you're a weathered master of the soil or a new entrant gaining experience seeding your ideas, there is something here for everyone. Expect lots of practical sessions and break out spaces. We gather to network, skill share, build community, discover, and learn.
Last year we hosted the event Hardwick Farm Hack 2022. The aim was to create an event where growers could share ideas, hacking organic growing solutions together in both weather and political extremes. The event sold out, and flourished into a great success…so we are back!
We are keen to grow alliances between farming networks and platform growers voices for a more resilient community farming future, as part of a ripening food and land justice movement.
It's important to include young people in growing events, as they will be our future farmers. Sow seeds whilst they are young. Find the 'Young Growers Plot' where they will practical, fun and inspirational landy workshops. We encourage thinking about the next generation becoming knowledgable at land-based activities.
As members of the Hardwick Estate, where organic agriculture has been encouraged and nurtured, the farmers, businesses, projects and crafters here are keen to welcome you onto this land we share.
The gathering is hosted at Tolhurst Organic CIC, one of the longest-running organic farms in the UK renowned for pioneering, ethical stock-free organic standards. Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, by the River Thames.