The View from the Glasshouses

Thanks to the continuing development of social media, it’s now possible to pick up posts from other sites and republish them here making this a more powerful resource for people interested in the development of the horticultural industry. The most recently curated articles can be found here.

Future Leaders for Production Horticulture.

Tom Pilcher

One of the things that struck me during the growing Jobs project was that the official channels of horticulture education – at least on the production side – had come to an impasse with very few horticultural graduates and M Sc s being produced and no real vision of where to go next.

Martin Emmett, […]

Growing Jobs videos on You-Tube

One of the great things about social media is that the tools that we have at our disposal for getting our message across get more powerful all the time.

YouTube has recently revamped their channel facilities which not only make it easier for users to find the content that’s been created but also allows us […]

Sustainability and Water

The most serious thing that I took away was that the one thing that all the speakers referred to was the need to use water more effectively. There is certainly going to be increasing competition for water in the supply chain for fresh produce over the coming decades and all growers should have a strategy for dealing with this emerging issue. […]

Growing Jobs – How to get a top notch workforce

Next presentation of the Growing Jobs Message is at the National Fruit Show, Kent County Showground on Wednesday 20th October. Time is 4.15 – 4.45. […]

Speaking engagements about workforce development.

‘m happy to present the key findings of the workforce development project to groups active within the horticultural industry or to the local authority, business support and educational and research establishments that support the industry. […]

Project Reviewed in Horticultural Week

The project has been reviewed in Horticultural Week two weeks running, once as a review of the launch and the second as an adjunct to an article on the prospects for Eastern European Labour after 2011. You can read more via the press coverage links on the right side-bar.

We are in the process of […]

Horticultural workforce best practice slides

Today we presented the findings of the project to an open meeting of NFU members at East Malling, Kent.

As promised please find the slide presentation here.

Horticultural Workforce Champion Project

View more presentations from Alan Rae.

If you are belong to an organisation that you think would benefit from this presentation please let me […]