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Jun 8, 2024
Jun 8, 2024

Growing Food with Head, Heart and Hands


Rooted wisdom for market gardening that serves the health of people and the planet.

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About this event

Join our Head Grower, David McKenna for an immersive, hands-on workshop on regenerative market gardening.

Explore how to cultivate not only crops but also a deeper connection to the earth and ourselves.

Designed to empower participants with an understanding of the essentials for successful, holistic market gardening.


  • Soil health & management
  • Growing methods & principles
  • Holistic pest & disease management
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Composting techniques
  • Lunch from the land, freshly prepared by our retreat chefs.
  • 'Grounding in the Garden' - a gentle movement and yoga session nurturing not only the crops but also your body and mind. Learn how to connect with, and look after your body in the garden. Hosted outside amongst the plants and the weeds!
  • Practical, interactive activities in our organic produce garden
  • Space to connect with other participants.

Suitable For:

Newcomers to regenerative growing and those with some experience who want to deepen their understanding of marketing gardening practices.

Leave With:

  • Your own, personalised crop plan
  • Resources to continue this work in your own garden/allotment
  • Veg from our garden

After this Experience, You're Welcome to:

  • Explore 173 acres of regenerative estate and nature reserve
  • Visit our pioneering agriwilding projects
  • Swim in our 7-acre lake (at your own risk). Please bring your own swim wear and towels
  • Take our row boat/ SUP boards/ canoes

Stay Over:

As with all our workshops, upon booking you'll receive a 20% discount code for use if you would like to stay overnight (the day before or night of your experience). A little gift from 42 Acres to help support workshop participants to extend & enrich their stay on the land. Your voucher is redeemable at:

Please Note:

We cannot allow dogs on this experience

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About the hosts

David McKenna

David is the Head Grower at 42 Acres produce garden, having worked in fruit and veg production for many years. He studied ecology at Uni and is passionate about soil health. He ultimately moved into farming where he felt he could make the most difference. Dave loves sharing his knowledge and experience so come find him in the produce garden.


Growing Food with Head, Heart and Hands


Saturday, June 8, 2024

9:30 am

3:00 pm


Saturday, June 8, 2024

9:30 am


Saturday, June 8, 2024

3:00 pm


David McKenna

Maddie Norris


42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome, BA11 5HL

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