Events, Tours and Talks

Talks

£100 for 1 hr. 50p/mile Max. distance 25 miles.

Growing veg with RealVeg@Wakelyns – RealVeg produce Organic veg shares (boxes) locally as well as veg to retail and restaurants. Join them for an evening where they will take you on their journey about growing veg within the UKs most diverse agroforestry farm from the beginning to the present day including some history on Wakelyns Farm its self. The presentation will be full of photos and interesting facts with the opportunity to ask questions and purchase any veg or plants available (season dependent).

For more information please email us: realveg@wakelyns.co.uk

Events

No Dig Day with Charles Dowding

After meeting Charles at Homeacres, summer 2022 we got chatting about our land here at Wakelyns and the joys of no dig; so Charles came up and ran a days course here in March.

He’s coming back! March 10th 2024. We have two events available for you. A day event including refreshments and a delicious lunch cooked by Hen of Wakelyns Bakery, a talk by Charles and the opportunity to join us on our land and create a no dig bed.

Also on the same day there is an evening talk by Charles being held in Fressingfield at our friends Old Chapel Hall, a beautiful space.

Living Compost Day with Michael Kennard of Compost Club, Brighton

March 30th. 16 places. 9:30-4pm

£60 including lunch and elevenses provided by Henrietta of Wakelyns Bakery

Join Michael Kennard from Brighton’s Compost Club for a deep dive into the world of soil life and effective composting.

We’ll be covering the soil food web and all the microorganisms that do the following:

  • Naturally cycle nutrients.
  • Build soil structure.
  • Naturally suppress weeds, diseases and pests.

We’ll touch on how the soil microbiome can influence the food we eat and therefore our own health, as well as it’s potential to sequester carbon.

There will be examples of effective composting methods, discussing pros and cons in different situations and how you can design the right composting system for you.

In the afternoon we will build a compost bay together so that you can go away with practical knowledge.

There will be loads of time throughout the day for your questions as well.

The aim is to get you started or up skill your composting and deepen our understanding of the diverse ecosystem that is our soil, to lead us into a regenerative future.

If coming from far away, why not stay over in a Wakelyns Ley Alley Pod.

To see Michael’s work http://compostclub.online

Tours

Interested in a group tour of Wakelyns? Want to know more about enterprise stacking, organic no dig vegetable growing?

Tours can be tailored to a Wakelyns whole farm focus or a RealVeg – veg growing focus.

Your tour will include the agroforestry alleys, tree lines and ponds; Realveg no dig alleys, caterpillar tunnel, propagation area and composting with more focus on one or the other depending on your choice.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and find out about the enterprises that are here and enterprise stacking, short food chains, sustainable food, growing hemp, growing lentils for Hodmedods and YQ wheat that is milled and baked on site at the Wakelyns bakery.

BOOK NOW FOR 2024

£10 per person

OR

£35 per person including lunch made from RealVegs veg, Wakelyns bread and locally sourced ingredients by Hen at Wakelyns Bakery

Tours will last 2 hours (approx)

Min Fee £100

Max tour size 20. If larger we can run two groups simultaneously starting in different places.