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
  • Building your space for those who like to be hands on
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Sessions take place at The Regent's Park Allotment Gardenunless otherwise stated. Bookings are made through Eventbrite -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. 

April - May 2015

 
Wednesday 13 May, 17:30-20:00 @ Dalston Eastern Curve, E8 3DF
Trainer: Ida Fabrizio
Growing techniques for year round production. How to add value to the produce that you grow. Highlight the assets that you have at your growing space that you may have overlooked. This training is suitable for any level of interest in getting productive!
 
Thursday 4 June, 17:30-20:00 @ Allen Gardens, N16 5BD
Trainer: Ximena Ransom
If you want high productivity from your crops, it is also about managing the harvest process properly. From when and how to pick to packaging, this session will help you get the most of your crops. This training is suitable for any level of interest in getting productive!
 
Saturday 6 June, 10:30am- 4pm @ The Regent’s Park Allotment
There is nothing better than a pond to encourage wildlife in your garden, and it is much easier to set up than you might think. During this day session we will go through the process of setting up a pond then go and build it together at The Regent’s Park Allotment. 
 
Fridaye 13 June, 10am- 3pm @ The Regent’s Park Allotment
Cooking is in the new curriculum and your school garden can be the start of great cooking classes with your pupils. Tom Moggach experienced trainer, food grower and teacher will go through the easy fruit and vegetable to grow and how to use these to cook tasty and simple dishes with your pupils, even if you don't have a fully functionning kitchen.
 
Wednesday 17 June 5:30- 8pm @ The Regent’s Park Allotment, NW1 4NR
Getting a healthy organic food garden is about managing wildlife- encouraging the good and protecting against the bad. Paul Richens who has been growing food while working with wildlife for years will get you through what to do and how to make sure you get the good bugs in your garden.
 
 

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 to book via 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