If you are involved in the Small Scale Crop Movement; as a grower, processor or baker the Grown in Totnes Toolkit is a resource that we have developed over the last 18 months designed for you.
Grown in Totnes was a project that worked with local farmers to grow, process and sell grains and pulses within a 30-mile radius of Totnes, in Devon. We have documented all our learnings into a Toolkit for people interested in local grain production. The Toolkit is web-based, and documents the learnings, challenges and successes encountered along our journey. It is designed to be visually informative. We have used animations, videos, photographs and the written word to portray a vast amount of information.
As a potential user of the Toolkit you are invited to attend a workshop that will equip you with the knowledge needed to use it effectively.
16.00 – 18.00 Tuesday 24th November.
(Note deadline for registration is the day before - Monday 23rd November)
About the Toolkit:
You can view the Toolkit here: www.grownintotnestoolkit.co.uk
The toolkit is divided into a number of chapters, enabling you to dip in and out of the relevant sections. It includes:
· Planning an Enterprise
· Growing the Crops
· Setting up Processing Facilities
· Harvesting the Crops
· Caring for the Crops Post-Harvest
· Processing the Crops
· Pricing, Delivering and Marketing your Products
It is designed in two parts – a series of checklists (the factual element) and Case Studies. The workshop will focus on the Grown in Totnes case study (our experience). There is also a comprehensive resources section, including all of the compliance documents that we produced, in a format for you to use and adapt to your own needs. Importantly there is the facility to add other case studies; the vision is to create an ever-evolving, peer-sharing, learning resource to help the small-scale crop movement rapidly grow and expand.
About the Workshop
The workshop is designed for potential users. This will be held on Tuesday 24th November 16.00 – 18.00. The focus will be on how to use the Toolkit and what you can find within it. The workshop is not designed to go into the content and answer questions that you may have about the specifics of running a project like Grown in Totnes, such as how to process oats or how to raise funds etc., instead, it is designed to equip you with the skills to use it effectively in order to find the answers to those questions, and to navigate easefully around the website. There will be opportunities for information sharing with other participants and for looking at different sections in smaller groups.
Payment for the Workshop
We are asking attendees to ‘Pay What You Feel’ to cover the costs of this event. Please pay an amount that you choose via Paypal:
· Login to your paypal account
· Click on the blue “send” button
· Enter this email address into the box below “Send Money”: firstname.lastname@example.org .
· Click “Next” and enter the amount that you wish to pay
Once we have received notification of your donation we will send you a link to register for the workshop with Zoom. Note that you will need to both make your donation and register with zoom by, at the latest the day before: Monday 23rd November.
All Proceeds will go towards the cost of delivering the workshop, with any surplus going to support the work of the UK Grain Lab and Transition Town Totnes.
You are welcome to pay any amount for the workshop, a suggested guide is between £5 and £25.
If you do not have a Paypal account please contact email@example.com to make an alternative arrangement.