2021 news

This year we have 2 paid trainee posts available with Ash & Elm horticulture, in association with Great Oak Foods Veg shop.

Interested in local food, working outside, learning new skills. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us

To get an interview you need to be in receipt of universal credit & be between the ages of 16 & 24. Work begins in March.

Before the growing season really kicks in we have lots happening and we are starting to gear up again after a quiet month, full of rest and planning.

During February we have another new greenhouse and polytunnel going up. That will put even more stress on our rain water collection. After last years 3 months of drought, we are investing in a borehole, to give us much needed water for the crops. We have been lucky enough that Social Farms & Gardens Edible Horticultural Grant will part fund the drilling of the borehole.

We have just had our delivery of Organic compost ready for the new season of seed sowing to commence in February. In the meantime we are still harvesting Kale and Brussel sprouts, and the daffodils are in full swing now.


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About emma

I am partner of Ash and Elm Horticulture with my husband David. We created the name Ash and Elm many years ago when we were working in the music industry and living in the tree house. My initials spell ELM and David's surname in Ashley, hence Ash & Elm was formed. I studied organic horticulture and now teach horticulture in the community, I also do landscape design and work establishing community gardens. In my spare time I work with the family growing produce for ourself and the local shops. We sell veg, fruit and lots of cut flowers.