Capital Growth

Capital Growth food growing training

The training programme provides a range of short and full day courses covering everything you need to know to set up and maintain your food growing space in an urban setting.  Read on for upcoming sessions or find out more about specific areas of training from the list below. 

 Food Growing Training Calendar April - August 2014

March - May 2014 Sessions

All sessions at The Regent's Park Allotment Garden, NW1 4NR unless otherwise stated.

Use your garden as a classroom - Session rescheduled 
Friday 25th April- rescheduled to Thursday 15th May, 10am-3:30pm- see details below
Grow to sell: The Essentials
Saturday 26 April, 10am to 3.30pm. Trainers: Paul Richens & Ida Fabrizio.
£50/ £25 for Capital Growth members

This one day session held at Regents Park Allotment Garden will provide a great overview of making money from your growing site. Workshops include Year Round Crops & Adding Value.
Designing and delivering food growing training sessions for young people 
Friday 2nd May, 10:30am-1pm,Trainer: Tom Moggach
£25/ £12.5 for Capital Growth members
This session is designed for everyone working with children and young people - both in and outside of schools. It is less suitable for qualified teachers. We will go through the main considerations for delivering successful sessions, including the principles of planning lessons and courses. You will have a chance to design your own sessions and share ideas around good practise.
Wildlife gardening- Know and attract good bugs in your garden
Saturday May 10th, 10:30am-1pm Trainer: Steve Alton
£25/ £12.5 for Capital Growth members
From the lacewing to the ladybird, you’ll find out which bugs are the gardener’s best friends and how to attract them in your growing space for a great growing season.

Organic food growing for real beginners
Wednesday 14th May 2014, 5:30-8pm
£25/ £12.5 for Capital Growth members

If you want to start growing food but don't know where to start, this course is for you! From understanding your space to what can be grown and growing techniques, we'll go through all the essential steps to start a sucessfull organic food growing space.

Use your garden as a classroom 
Thursday 15th may, 10am-3:30pm, Trainer: Tom Moggach
£50/ £25 for Capital Growth members
This session for teacher and school staff will focus on ways to use your garden as a curriculum resource - a vibrant outdoor classroom. We will particularly focus on lesson planning in maths and you will have a chance to design your own session.
Build your space 
Saturday May 17th, 10am-4:30pm, Trainer: Paul Richens
£60/ £30 for Capital Growth members 
This session is back by popular demand! During the day workshop we will focus on the basic hand tools skills you’ll need to build simple structures for your garden safely, using reclaimed material where possible. Using power drills, saws, hammers etc... we will build the three essential parts of an organic food growing space: a raised bed, a compost bin and a comfrey juicer (to make brilliant organic fertiliser). Our trainer Paul Richens will go through tool use, health and safety, design and creation of the 3 structures during this day of training. You will come out with all the knowledge you need to do it all again in your garden!

Booking & Payment

All training is booked via Eventbrite.  The cost of the course depends on the length and location, and discounts are available for Capital Growth Members, the unwaged or anyone making multiple bookings. 

 Book your place with Eventbrite (payment using Paypal)

If you are unable to make a payment using paypal or if you would like to enquire about discounts for multiple bookings or bursaries for the unwaged email