Growing courses

Home grown food despite bizarre weather
18 April

Valerie's Veggies, Feliz Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts, SG9 0JD

This course is suitable only for those with some experience of growing, in a garden, allotment, patio or balcony. It is not suitable for beginners. In many parts of the country it has become impossib...
Companion planting
25 April

Valerie's Veggies, Feliz Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts, SG9 0JD

This course is best suited to those who have at least some experience of growing in soil and/or raised beds, either for veg production or general gardening. It is a ‘stand alone’ course and you do no...
Agroecology: food for the future
27 April

Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EA, UK

Miguel A Altieri and Clara Nicholls This course brings together leading voices in agroecology to provide a fascinating exploration of the principles of agroecology and how these can be applied to ens...
Introduction to organic growing
09 May

Valerie's Veggies, Feliz Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts, SG9 0JD

Suitable for those starting to grow veg, fruit or garden plants in a garden, allotment, or on a patio or balcony. Provides an overview of organic practices, with emphasis on how these differ from non...
Creating fertile soil - the organic way
16 May

Valerie's Veggies, Feliz Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts, SG9 0JD

A fertile and healthy soil is the priority for organic growers. This course covers the basic techniques for achieving this and compares organic with non-organic methods. Also provides the basic knowl...
Starting up as a sustainable farmer and grower
16 May

Troed y Rhiw Organics, Troed y Rhiw Farm, Llwyndafydd, Llandysul, SA44 6BY

This day-long course looks at what it takes to be a sustainable grower and farmer. Farming is a profession that desperately needs more people coming into it, otherwise who will grow our food in the f...
Home grown organic food 52 weeks of the year
30 May

Valerie's Veggies, Feliz Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts, SG9 0JD

This is an intensive course, suitable only for those with experience of growing. Covers in detail, the practical work and facilities needed for achieving a year-round supply of home grown food. £70 f...
Companion planting
06 June

Valerie's Veggies, Feliz Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts, SG9 0JD

This course is best suited to those who have at least some experience of growing in soil and/or raised beds, either for veg production or general gardening. It is a ‘stand alone’ course and you do no...
Growing from seeds
27 June

Valerie's Veggies, Feliz Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts, SG9 0JD

Anyone interested in growing their own veg, herbs or flowers, needs to be able to germinate seeds of different species and varying physical characteristics. This course provides an overview of common...

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