Whether you’re a new allotment holder or want more confidence to grow more on your plot, or if you just don’t know where to start, our growing your allotment workshop will give you a whole host of information and guidance to support a successful allotment space.
From soil, to seasonal growing and planting, and how to attract pollinators to your allotment or food growing space, we’ll arm you with all the information you need and have a really fun day whilst we’re doing it.
All the methods and information we teach are nature friendly, pesticide free and good for people and the planet.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Supporting communities to create and grow successful community led gardens is at the core of everything we do, and we are often asked what we do and how we do it, and there’s an expectation that it’s all about the growing, when in fact what’s vital is community led consultation, the ongoing sustainability of the project and a garden’s ability to heal communities but also to divide them if the entire community is not engaged.
This course takes the participant through that process, working with us and with the group at the workshop, to look at how we have found this vital, but also at some examples of what happens if this process is missed out.
This is very much a workshop about community and not a gardening workshop!
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. This course will be repeated later in the year.
Workshop on 25th February
Our How To Grow course is 4 weeks, on concurrent Saturday mornings, of learning the building blocks of successful and ecologically sound gardening and growing.
We start with the most important block of all, soil, and then lead onto growing from seed, composting, basic propagation and how to grow and be pesticide free.
This course is for beginners and people who want to have more confidence in the garden, or just more about growing in tune with nature. Don’t hesitate to email us with any questions.
It will run concurrently throughout the year. there are two places per course that are free to marginalised groups and people who otherwise are unable to access the course. These places are aimed at BAME, LQBTQ+ and young people aged 16-24. If you’re not sure if you qualify please do get in touch.
Beginning 5th March
Beginning 16th April
Beginning 11th June