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Bristol Food Producers Masterclasses
Sat, 18 Mar 2017, 09:30 – Sat, 15 Apr 2017, 17:30 GMT
We’re very excited to launch our Masterclass program for the spring. All classes are priced at a subsidised rate of £5 for members or £20 for non-members for a half day course, or £10 for members and £40 for non-members for a full day course (membership starts at just £15 a year and you can sign up here). All classes will take place at the classroom at Feed Bristol.
SATURDAY 18TH MARCH 9.30AM - 1PM : SOCIAL MEDIA
Run by social media guru Sara Venn from Incredible Edible. Come along and learn how to use social media to expand your business, link with others and create a community around what you do. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram we'll explore how each work best for business, and support you to set up a social media marketing plan that is super effective and free!
SATURDAY 18TH MARCH 2PM - 5.30PM : INTRO TO WATER SYSTEMS
Run by Niels Corfield from Edible Cities. Come along to learn about designing time-saving and yield-enhancing water systems that are efficient and affordable. The session will include theory on water fundamentals, pressure and irrigation system design. Rainwater and mains water systems, drip irrigation and sub-irrigation all covered.
SUNDAY 26TH MARCH 9.30AM - 5PM : SOIL HEALTH
Run by Niels Corfield from Edible Cities. A one-day course on promoting and preserving soil health, using problem-based learning techniques. Theory of soil structure and soil biology. Simple testing methods to measure soil health and soil carbon. Management techniques for better soil health: cover crops & crop rotations, amendments, biochar, composting and more.
SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 9.30AM - 5PM : INTRO TO MUSHROOMS
Run by Patrick Mallery from Upcycled Mushrooms and Rich Wright from Feed Bristol. This workshop will cover a variety of simple outdoor cultivation techniques of a several different edible species of fungi. This will include learning how to inoculate mushroom logs which give you fresh mushrooms for several years. In addition we'll look at how to make woodchip beds, from which you can grow the wine cap mushroom. The workshop will also cover some basic fungal ecology to give you a better understanding of fungi ingeneral, but also how to care for your fungi beds and logs.
SUNDAY 2ND APRIL 9.30AM - 1PM: SEED SAVING
Run by Humphrey Lloyd from Edible Futures. You'll cover the theory of plant genetics, open pollination and hybridisation, practical seed saving techniques (such as isolation, seed collection, drying, storage) and touch on the importance and politics of seed saving.