What we do and why we do it.
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 members skills days in most counties of England, Wales and Scotland.
- 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.
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.