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Weed and pest control within the organic regime
06 September

Valerie's Veggies & Plants, Feiiz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

With a changing climate, this can be a challenging task. This course includes theory and demonstrations of a range of techniques used by organic growers. A basic knowledge of organic methods will enh...
Bread Matters sourdough special
06 September

Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Peeblesshire EH46 7AZ

It’s no accident (or passing fad) that sourdough has come to define the artisan baker’s craft. It is, of course, the oldest way of baking, having raised the staff of life for millenia before industri...
Wild food foraging weekend
13 September

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

Our hedgerows, meadows, woodlands and coastal areas are full of a fantastic range of edible plants that are there for the picking if you know what they are and how to use them. Over the course of a w...
Home grown organic food 52 weeks of the year
13 September

Valerie's Veggies & Plants, Feiiz, 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. Conta...
Home grown food despite bizarre weather
20 September

Valerie's Veggies & Plants, Feiiz, 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...
Sustainable beekeeping
20 September

Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire GL17 9PA

What is natural beekeeping? How can beekeeping be good for bees – and for biodiversity? At a time when many are questioning intensive beekeeping practices, this course will introduce you to the theor...
Sheep for smallholders
20 September

Brynmawr Farm, Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire SY7 8QU

This course takes you through the shpepherds year with as much 'hands on' as possible. We are based in the SHropshire Hills Are of Outsanding Natural Beauty and you will be able to take in the fantas...
Growing from seeds
27 September

Valerie's Veggies & Plants, Feiiz, 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...
Introduction to organic growing
04 October

Valerie's Veggies & Plants, Feiiz, 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
11 October

Valerie's Veggies & Plants, Feiiz, 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...
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