Our How To Grow course is open!!

Our online course is now open for sign ups once again. The course will begin on June 1st

This course will be six weeks, with an expectation of 3-4 hours of work per week, which will include a webinar, an online Q&A session along with written materials and resources to give a basic, but thorough, understanding of the building blocks of any garden, from large through to a tiny balcony or even windowsill growing. The cost of the course will again be £75.00 . However, we do have an opportunity to fund 2 places for people from the BAME community which we are very pleased to announce. If you are interested in this offer send an email to info@ediblebristol.org.uk and we will get back to you. These places will be on a first come, first served basis, and there will be more opportunities for communities less seen in horticulture to access both online and in real life courses coming up very soon.

We will begin with the importance of building a healthy soil, and go through seasonal seed sowing, propagation, composting, peat and disease, seasonal growing and how as gardeners and growers we can help to regenerate the planet through our growing techniques. We will focus on organic and ecologically sound techniques and the importance of working with nature, rather than against. this course will look at the building blocks we need to grow a garden so is entirely appropriate for both foo and flower growers, and although we will focus on veg there will be ornamental examples in each section.

How To Grow will be taught by Sara Venn, our founder who has many years experience including a degree in horticulture and many years experience of growing with ornamentals and food.

This course will run throughout the year with a small break of a week or two between so this isn’t your only chance to take part.

How to sign up is in the document below. Please fill in the form and return it to info@ediblebristol.org.uk

Learning Zone Work Party

Our Learning Zone at Speedwell Allotments is moving forwards at a pace and this work party will see the final work done on the base for the polytunnel and the area of waste moved to the compost bins.

We would love to see you and have your support to get this space a step forward to completion, so we can begin to support more community horticultural learning over the summer.


Eco Sunday at Hartcliffe City Farm, with Bristol Food Connections

Come along to this great, free event, celebrating nature at Hartcliffe City Farm.

There will be pond dipping, we’ll be searching for wild flowers and seeing what is feeding on them as well as looking for worms, insects and other animals and plants that are supporting nature at the farm. And all this will be led by our ecologist Ross!!

This is a free event but please book your place so we know how many people to roughly expect. Just click on the link below!