Starting an Organic Farm from scratch - Free Public Lecture, University Centre Reaseheath, Thursday, 06. June 2019

Starting an Organic Farm from scratch - Free Public Lecture.
Ian Madej - Farmer..
Mere Brow is a 13.5 acre smallholding that has a primary crop of fruit and nut trees. The farm is currently going through organic conversion and aims to follow permaculture principles in its day to day practices. The farm has 3 full time employees and is supported by up to 20 regular volunteers. The farm is aiming to open up to local community members, schools, and groups who have an interest in working in a natural environment. Ian will talk about how the farm was started from scratch, why they chose organic and permaculture methods, how they assessed and mapped the land, creating a design for the farm. The lecture will also cover edible forests and forest gardening, including implementation, and how the farm is now supported by the local community.
Ian Madej retired from the world of financial services having listed his company on the main market of the stock exchange. He set up Mere Brow Farm with his wife and 2 friends in February 2016. The farm's aims are; to be somewhere inspirational to live and share with other people; to produce enough food to feed the inhabitants and create a surplus for sale; to have a positive impact on the natural environment.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is free parking at the event.  You will need to use the entrance on the B5074 (Main Road) and park in either of the car parks on the left and right as you enter the campus.  The event is being held in University Centre Reaseheath which will be signposted from the car parks.

Thursday, 06. June 2019, University Centre Reaseheath, Starting an Organic Farm from scratch - Free Public Lecture

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