30 January 2023
Informal meetings give tips and information to growers on staging open farm days.
A SERIES of breakfast meetings will be hosted across Britain over the next few weeks by the organisers of on-farm event, LEAF Open Farm Sunday.
Between February 16th and April 4th, 10 regional LEAF Open Farm Sunday ambassadors will hold informal meet-ups over breakfast to support, inspire and upskill British growers thinking about taking part in the event on June 11th.
Regional Ambassador and Event coordinator for Scotland, Rebecca Dawes, will also be hosting an evening meeting, serving pies in Perth at 6pm on March 7th. Growers in Scotland can join the meeting online or attend in person.
The breakfast meetings are designed to give growers, whether previous hosts or considering hosting for the first time, an insight into what holding an event involves, the easy steps to opening a farm and the range of LOFS resources and support available. It will be an opportunity for everyone to share ideas, pick up some tips and ask questions. Topics covered will include managing visitor numbers, creative activity ideas and how to ensure visitors are safe on farm.
LEAF Open Farm Sunday manager, Annabel Shackleton said: “Whether you are curious about what LOFS involves or have hosted before and want to be inspired by new ideas and approaches, these breakfast meetings are a great way to take the first step to planning your event this year. Come and find out why farmers host year after year, hear inspirational stories about LOFS experiences and ask your burning questions. It’s a fantastic chance to meet others and be a part of this community of host farmers passionate about sharing the story of farming with the public.”
LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2023 takes place on Sunday, June 11th. Following registration, growers will receive the LOFS Handbook, offering guidance on all aspects of hosting an event.
To book a spot at a local breakfast meeting, click here.