Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) & Biodiversity Conference
Thursday, 12 September 2013 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)
This event will be fantastic for both those who have already started a CSA Project or those thinking about starting one up in the South West area.
Community Supported Agriculture & Biodiversity Conference & Networking Event
Thursday 12th September 2013
10am – 4pm
9.30 Arrivals, Coffee & Registration
10.00 Welcome & Housekeeping
10.15 - 11.15 Speakers:
- Nick Snelgar - Maplefield Milk CSA
- Ben Parker - River Bourne Community Farm CSA
11.15 – 11.30 – Comfort Break & Refreshments
11.30 -12.00 Group Discussions: The Impacts of CSA Projects
12.10 -12.45 Speaker:
- Gary Lamont - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust –
Community Pride & Access to the Outdoors
12.45– 1.30 Lunch & Networking
1.30 - 2.15 Workshop:
- Community First & Develop
Services available to CSA projects
How to set up a successful organisation to attract funding and volunteers
2.15 - 3.15 Workshops:
A - Farm & Spinney Trail tour - Sue Wight
B - Wiltshire Wildlife Workshop – Gary Lamont
C - Salisbury International Arts Festival - Nature of Art – Creative Crafts with Gjenya
3.15 – 4.00 – What have we learned and what next? – Discussions & Close
*Please contact us if you have any food allergies
When & Where
River Bourne Community Farm
The farm is based on land adjacent to Cow Lane in the village of Laverstock, Salisbury. Initially on 63 acres of land adjoining the River Bourne, the farm has developed into a sustainable working farm, supported by staff and by volunteers.
The farm site was first occupied in January 2010 is managed by The River Bourne Community Farm C.I.C. (This is a 'Community Interest Company' designed specifically for those wishing to operate for the benefit of the community rather than for the benefit of the owners of the company).
The farm is actively supported by many local individuals and businesses both practically and financially along with other funding sources.
Phone: 01722 330667