Ben has been working in horticulture for more than 25 years and is currently Head of Horticulture and Agroforestry at the Soil Association. As well as Chairing the CSA Network UK Ben also sits on the boards of the Organic Growers Alliance and the Farm Woodland Forum. His experience includes; running a walled garden in Sussex supplying a Michelin starred restaurant, working for Garden Organic at their gardens in Kent, setting up and running the 10-acre horticultural production at Daylesford Organic Farm and as Commercial manager at the Welsh College of Horticulture.
More recently he has been project managing an agroforestry planting at Helen Browning’s farm in Wiltshire and has acted as Horticultural Advisor and Board Member for the Community Farm near Bristol. Ben is also an author of gardening books for children and grownups.
This session will explore new approaches for farmers and landowners looking to diversify. It will focus on agroecological solutions to enhance your farm through building community on and around it, bringing new entrants and their businesses onto the land and multiplying beneficial connections. Hosted by: Community Supported Agriculture Network UK and Ecological Land Coop