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

Download the full summer/autumn training calendar or see below for booking


Summer / Autumn 2016

Food growing in the curriculum
Thursday 8 September, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oasis Farm Waterloo, SE1 7LG

Relish your harvest: How to make pickles, jams and preserves
Saturday 10 September, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Hammersmith Community Garden Association W12 7FG

Pop Up Kimchi at The Table Cafe (part of Urban Food Fortnight)
Monday 19 September, 5:30 - 9:30pm
The Table Cafe, SE1 0HX

Introduction to Permaculture
Monday 12 September, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Cecil Sharp House, NW1 7AY

Engage and inspire children in the garden
Saturday 24 September, 10:30am - 1:00pm
The Castle Garden, N4 2HA

Flax workshop: From linseed to thread
Saturday 1 October, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Abbey Gardens, E15 3NF

Planning and managing your orchard
Saturday 8 October, 10:30am - 4:00pm
The Regent's Park, NW1 4NR

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

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.

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

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