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. 

 Download the September to March 2015 calendar here

January-March 2015

All sessions at The Regent's Park Allotment Garden (NW1 4NR) unless otherwise stated. Bookings are made through Eventbrite- link at the bottom of the page unless otherwise stated.

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)

How to care for fruit trees in your school
Thursday 29th January, 10am-1pm @ Coldfall Primary School N10 1HS
Trainer: Paul Richens
This workshop is being run by Capital Growth partner Food Growing Schools: London to support schools growing fruit trees.
During this course our trainer will show you fruit tree pruning techniques, answer your questions and show you how to care for fruit trees. You will be able to practice on the venue's trees. This course is open to all London schools who want to learn how to take care of their fruit trees. The session entry includes a free pair of secateurs.
To book for this specific session please go here

 
Growing unusual vegetable in your school
Wednesday 11th February, 10:30am-3:30pm
Trainer: Paul Sadler
This workshop is being run by Capital Growth partner Food Growing Schools London to support schools taking part in their 'Grow Around The World' project.
The session will cover a variety of more unusual food plants; their origins, cultural and curriculum links and ways of successfully growing them in a school environment. We will give you tips on how to start growing unusual vegetables and fruits using inexpensive food and household items.
 
Build your space – The Essentials
Saturday 21st February, 10:30am-1pm 
Trainer: Paul Richens
This session is back by popular demand! During this half-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. We will be using power drills, saws, hammers etc... Our trainer Paul Richens will go through tool use, health and safety, design and creation of simple structures. You will come out with all the knowledge you need to start building your own.
 
'The Life of Soil' - Looking after the soil in your school garden'
Friday 27th February,  10:30am-1pm 
Trainer: Paul Sadler
This workshop is being run by Capital Growth partner Food Growing Schools: London to support schools to get growing better fruits and veg.
For good vegetables you need a good soil! This session will cover how the soil works, ways to feed the soil, composting, using green manures and looking after wormeries. We will also look at the soil life cycle and other links to the curriculum.
 
Planning your food growing space
Saturday 7th March, 10am-3:30pm 
Trainer: Nemone Mercer
This sessions contains all you need to plan a successful growing space throughout the year including  planning on what crops to grow when, soil management, extending the growing season, working with volunteers and, maintaining an effective community project for the entire year.
 
Planning your school food growing space
Friday 13th March, 10am-3:30pm 
Trainer: Tom Moggach
This course is designed for teachers and school staff. We will consider how to create and maintain a successful food growing space and project in your school. Topics include garden design, curriculum links, crop selection and engaging pupils, parents and staff. By the end of the day, you will have drawn up a plan adapted to your particular school's needs.
 
 

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 training@capitalgrowth.org