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

Summer / autumn training

Salads in the city: Growing and eating leaves
Wednesday 26 July 5:30 - 8:00pm
Hackney Tree Nursery, E9 5PF

Companion planting and natural pest control
Wednesday 2 August 5:30 - 8:00pm
St Luke's Community Centre, EC1V 8AJ

Urban plant safari: Nature walk and botanical drawing
Wednesday 23 August 5:30 - 8:00pm
Cordwainers Garden, E8 3RE

Mindfulness in the garden
New time and date TBC
The Regent's Park, NW1 4NR

Income generation for communtiy gardens
NEW DATE: Saturday 2 September 10:30 - 1:00pm
The Regent's Park, NW1 4NR

Pop up preserves with Rachel De Thample
Monday 18 September, 6:00 - 9:00pm
The Table Café, SE1 0HX

Food growing in the curriculum
Wednesday 20 September 5:30 - 8:00pm
The Regent's Park, NW1 4NR

Growing autumn and winter vegetables
Saturday 23 September 10:30 - 1:00pm
Cordwainers Garden, E8 3RE

Outdoor and campfire cooking
Saturday 7 October 10:30 - 1:00pm
Oasis Nature Garden, SW4 6SP

Introduction to seed saving
Saturday 14 October 10:30 - 1:00pm
St Luke's Community Centre, EC1V 8AJ

Sustainable cut and edible flowers
Saturday 21 October 10:30 - 1:00pm
De Frene Market Garden, SE26 4AB

Introduction to forest gardening
Tuesday 24 October 6:00 - 8:30pm
Cecil Sharp House, NW1 7AY

Download the summer / autumn 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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