Food growing training

Learn about urban food growing and running community gardens with hands-on sessions in gardens across London, covering topics across four themes:

  •  Urban food growing: Start from the basics to get it right
  •  Growing enterprise: Focus on enterprising ideas and selling produce
  •  Get children growing: Engage children and young people outdoors
  •  Grow for it!: Learn something new or unusual

Spring / summer training

Organic food growing for beginners
Saturday 1 April 10:30am - 1:00pm
St Luke's Community Centre, EC1V 8AJ

Permaculture polycultures: Integrating annuals and edible perennials
Tuesday 11 April 6:00 - 8:30pm
Cecil Sharp House, NW1 7AY

Green woodwork and woodland management - CANCELLED
Saturday 29 April 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oasis Nature Garden, SW4 6SP

Design and plan your garden
Wednesday 3 May 5:30 - 8:00pm        
The Regent's Park, NW1 4NR

Soil life, composting and wormeries
Saturday 13 May 10:30am - 1:00pm
The Regent's Park, NW1 4NR

Managing and developing volunteers
Wednesday 17 May 5:30 - 8:00pm
Sydenham Garden, SE23 2LW

Grow to sell: The essentials of market gardening
Wednesday 24 May 5:30 - 8:00pm
Allens Gardens, N16 5BD

Introduction to social and therapeutic horticulture
Wednesday 31 May 5:30 - 8:00pm
Sydenham Garden, SE23 2LW

Introduction to sustainable beekeeping
Wednesday 7 June 5:30 - 8:00pm
The Castle Garden, N4 2HA

Introduction to permaculture design
Tuesday 13 June 6:00 - 8:30pm
Cecil Sharp House, NW1 7AY

Engaging children in wildlife and food gardening
Wednesday 14 June 6:00 - 8:30pm
Oasis Nature Garden, SW4 6SP

Growing herbs for teas, remedies and natural cosmetics
Saturday 24 June 10:30am - 1:00pm
Cordwainers Garden, E8 3RE

Download the spring / summer training calendar

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 and will open the week of 6 March 2017. For enquiries about unwaged or group discounts, bespoke training or site visits please contact


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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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