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
 Download our new Spring & Summer Training Calendar 

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 2015

Organic food growing for real beginners
Saturday 18th April, 10:30-13:00 @ The Regent’s Park Allotment
Trainer: Paul Richens 
If you want to start growing food but don't know where to start, this course is for you! From understanding your space to what can be grown and growing techniques; we'll go through all the essential steps to start a successful organic food growing space.
 
Growing a Picnic in your school
Wednesday 22nd April, 10:30-13:00 @ The Regent’s Park Allotment
Trainer: Julie Henley-Wilkinson
Run by  Food Growing Schools: London, this session  focus on how to start growing in your school, with a link to their 'Grow YourOwn Picnic' theme running during the spring/summer term. The session will include practical advice on growing food in your school, easy crops and activities to run with pupils. To book for this specific session please go here
 
Seed Saving
Saturday 25th April, 10:30-13:00 @ The Regent’s Park Allotment
Trainer: Peter Brinch of Open Pollinated Seeds 
This training is targeted to growers with some previous experience of seed saving. To register interest please contact the London Freedom Seed Bank at freedomseedbank@gmail.com
 
One to One sessions for food growing schools
Wednesday 29th April, 10:00-16:00 @ The Regent’s Park Allotment
Trainer: Paul Sadler
Organised in partnership with Food Growing Schools London, these are one to one sessions for schools needing help with their food growing space. Schools can book a slot of one hour during which they will be able to ask specific questions, which you should prepare (from design to horticultural advice). To book for this specific session please go here
 

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