Aims What does the WFGA Do? Offers those with an interest in growing the opportunity to network within a membership of professional growers, to exchange ideas and experiences. Training facilities via the WRAG Scheme and a full programme of specialist skills workshops and workdays in most counties of England and Wales. Designs and organises small groups to tour gardens in the UK and Europe, taking in specialist events and nurseries at very competitive rates. Publishes newsletters with articles of interest and information for members and booklets on specialist subjects Offers a range of specialist clothing, postcards, books, seeds and tools at discounted rates. Funding opportunities through the Christine Ladley Fund, to enable members to apply for funds for specialist training, educational projects, travel and community projects. Hosts an annual ‘Seminar’ on the employment opportunities in horticulture, with speakers and discussion groups. Aims and Objectives: A hundred years or so on the original aims, aspirations and objectives continue to underpin the activities of the Association in the 21st century. To network and unite all those who work in agriculture, horticulture and allied industries, rising to the changes occurring and the challenges arising. To promote, encourage and establish the opportunities to study and practice these professions, with particular interest in practical aspects. To form a membership where help and advice can be channeled and exchanged, through networking, seminars and WFGA publications. To provide a link where members can express opinions and have a voice at national and international levels, on growing issues that are of concern to those working on the land.