Capital Growth

Capital Growth food growing training

The training programme provides short and full day courses covering everything you need to know to set up and maintain your food growing space in an urban setting, covering:

  • Urban food-growing sessions: delivered in The Regent's Park
  • Growing in Schools: for those working with children
  • Growing Enterprise: aimed at anyone interested in trading produce or garden products
  • Growing for Beginners: start from the basics and get it right
 Download our Spring & Summer Training Calendar 

Sessions take place at The Regent's Park Allotment Gardenunless otherwise stated. Most bookings are made through Eventbrite. Discounts are available for Capital Growth Members, the unwaged or anyone making multiple bookings. 

August - October 2015

Soil, Compost and Wormeries: Learn and Build - CANCELLED
Saturday 15 August 
Growing Autumn and Winter vegetables - Rescheduled due to tube strike
Wednesday 19 August 5:30-8pm @ The Regent's Park, NW1 4NR
If you want to grow food all year round, then August is the time to plan your winter garden. We’ll go through the best vegetable to grow in our lovely winter climate, while looking at the challenges that growing in winter brings and how to work around them.
Monday 14 September, 5:30-8:30pm @ The Table Restaurant, SE1 0HX
Bring along your harvest to The Table Café where head chef, Shaun Alpine-Crabtree, will teach you how to pickle your veg, and enterprising grower, Rosemary Jeboo, will let you in on how she makes her famous jam. Attendees will go home with a recipe sheet and a pick of the pickles.
Saturday 10 October, 10:30am-1pm@ The Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
Get tips and ideas on how to to work with young children from our expert gardener Nemone Mercer. From planning activities to practical work, you will come out with loads of inspiration to get the little ones growing.
Saturday 17 October, 10:30am-1pm @ The Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
Start saving seeds with Paul Richens, experienced trainer and brilliant seed saver, who will cover seed saving techniques, how seeds fit into plants life and why planting your apple’s pips won’t give you apples!

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. 

 Click on the session name or view all our current sessions on Eventbrite

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