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

September - December 2014

All sessions at The Regent's Park Allotment Garden 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)

 

Urban Food Growing for beginners part of The Great Seed Festival 
Saturday 11th October, 1-3pm @ The Garden Museum SE1 7LB
Trainer: Paul Richens, Julie Riehl   
This session has to be booked on the day at the Great Seed Festival
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. And if you are to start saving good seeds, you need to grow good plants first!

Soil, composting and wormeries part of The Great Seed Festival
Sunday 12th October, 2:30-4:30 @ The Garden Museum SE1 7LB
Trainer: Paul Richens

This session has to be booked on the day at the Great Seed Festival
One of the best organic growing precept is “don’t feed the plant, feed the soil”. During this session we will learn how to care for your soil to produce good crops, which natural soil improvers can be used and how to produce your own compost.

Permaculture design taster
Saturday 1st November, 10:30am-1pm @ The Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
Trainer: Stefan Geyer

Get a taster of the permaculture concept and how to apply it to your garden. From the origin of permaculture to the herb spiral, we will give you an overview of permaculture and its use in the garden

Growing unusual vegetable in schools
Friday 14th November, 10:30am-1pm @ The Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
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. It will also be a chance to learn more about our 'Grow Around The World' project and how this can support a food growing project in your school.

For this session only book here - all other session follow link at the bottom of the page

Fruit tree/ fruit bushes pruning and care
Saturday 13th December, 10:30am-1pm @ The Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
Trainer: Paul Richens

In this session we will talk about the specific care that soft fruit trees and bushes require, from general maintenance and feeding to pruning.  Everyone will have a chance to clean and sharpen secateurs then learn how to do the perfect cut. We will also wonder in the garden and look at the trailed fruit trees and the fruit bushes, with a chance for everyone to practice pruning.

Fruit tree/ fruit bushes pruning and care
Saturday 13th December, 2-4:30pm @ The Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
Trainer: Paul Richens

In this session we will talk about the specific care that soft fruit trees and bushes require, from general maintenance and feeding to pruning.  Everyone will have a chance to clean and sharpen secateurs then learn how to do the perfect cut. We will also wonder in the garden and look at the trailed fruit trees and the fruit bushes, with a chance for everyone to practice pruning.

 

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