Food growing training

We offer short and full day courses covering everything you need to know to set up and maintain your food growing space in an urban setting, including:

  •  Urban food growing: Start from the basics and get it right
  •  Growing enterprise: About selling produce or enterprising ideas
  •  Getting children growing: For those working with children and young people
  •  Grow for it!: Learn something new or unusual

Winter Hibernation

The days are getting shorter and the shadows are growing longer. Our training sessions mimic the growing season and slow down during the late autumn and winter. A few fun things might pop up in the meantime, but we'll be back in action with a full calendar in early March 2017. 

Seed saving for beginners: Theory and practice
Saturday 15 October, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Glengall Wharf Garden, SE15 6NF

Beauty products from your garden
Saturday 29 October, 10:30am - 1:00pm
The Regent's Park, NW1 4NR

Roots to Work: Learn to grow food, income & enterprise
Friday 25 November, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Roots and Shoots, SE11 6DN

Booking & Payment

Workshops start at £12.50 for Capital Growth members and London Food Link Supporters. Bursaries are available for the unwaged. Advance booking via Eventbrite is essential. For enquiries about unwaged or group discounts, bespoke training or site visits please contact

View the full list of training sessions on Eventbrite


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Capital Growth is London's Food Growing Network, with over 2000 members. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group or school you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly enewsletters.

Capital Growth
C/o Sustain
Development House
56 - 64 Leonard Street

020 7065 0902

Capital Growth is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

Last updated: 25/05/2016
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