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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.
- Urban food-growing sessions: delivered in The Regent's Park
- Growing Leaders: for existing and potential food-growing project leaders
- Grow to Sell: ideas to help you make money from your site
- Growing in Schools: for those working with children
October- December Sessions
All sessions at The Regent's Park Allotment Garden, NW1 4NR unless otherwise stated.
Build your space
Saturday 9th November, 10am-4:30pm, Trainer: Paul Richens
£60/ £30 for Capital Growth members
This session 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). Paul 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!
Keep on top of growing finances
Tuesday 26th November 6pm - 8.30pm
FARM:shop, 20 Dalston Lane, London, E83AZ, £25/£12.5 for Capital Growth members/£5 for Grow to Sell pilot project
Have you got into a pickle over your financial records this season or does money put you off starting your growing enterprise?
This session will demystify finance. Lisa Ommanney from Farm Shop will take us through book keeping, tax requirements, pricing, and budgeting. You will leave with simple acheivable ways to keep your finances in order and gain confidence in decision making based on your financial performance. Don't let the words profit and loss put you off! Suitable for small to medium sized sites that have begun selling produce or are interested in becoming enterprising.
Soft fruit trees pruning and care
Saturday 7th December, 10:30am-1pm OR 2-4:30pm, Trainer: Tom Moggach
In this session we will talk about the specific care that soft fruit trees and bushes require, from general maintenance and feeding to pruning. We will also wonder in the garden and look at the trailed fruit trees and the fruit bushes, with a chance for everyone to practice pruning.
Permaculture design taster
Saturday 15th December, 10:30am-1pm, Trainer: Stefan Geyer
Get a taster of the permaculture concept and how to apply it to your garden & food growing space.
Booking & Payment
All training is booked via Event Brite. 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 email@example.com