Capital Growth


Capital Growth’s Training at The Regent's Park

Capital Growth continues its urban food-growing training at the allotment garden in The Regent's Park. The site is run in partnership with The Royal Parks and Capel Manor College.

Sessions range from two and a half hour workshops to full day courses.  They combine practical and classroom based training and are delivered by expert trainers. Short courses (2.5h) are £25/ £12.5 for Capital Growth members. 

Upcoming Sessions in The Regents Park

*training beeing rescheduled* Use your garden as a classroom 

Please note this training is beeing rescheduled Trainer: Tom Moggach
£50/ £25 for Capital Growth members
This session for teacher and school staff will focus on ways to use your garden as a curriculum resource - a vibrant outdoor classroom. We will particularly focus on lesson planning in maths and you will have a chance to design your own session.
 
Designing and delivering food growing sessions for young people 
Friday 2nd May, 10:30am-1pm
Trainer: Tom Moggach, £25/ £12.5 for Capital Growth members
This session is designed for everyone working with children and young people - both in and outside of schools. It is less suitable for qualified teachers. We will go through the main considerations for delivering successful sessions, including the principles of planning lessons and courses. You will have a chance to design your own sessions and share ideas around good practise.
 
Wildlife gardening- Know and attract good bugs in your garden
Saturday May 10th, 10:30am-1pm
Trainer: Steve Alton, £25/ £12.5 for Capital Growth members
From the lacewing to the ladybird, you’ll find out which bugs are the gardener’s best friends and how to attract them in your growing space for a great growing season.
 
Organic food growing for real beginners

Wednesday 14th May 2014, 5:30-8pm
£25/ £12.5 for Capital Growth members

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 sucessfull organic food growing space.

Build your space 
Saturday May 17th, 10am-4:30pm
Trainer: Paul Richens, £60/ £30 for Capital Growth members 
This session is back by popular demand! During the day workshop we will focus on the basic hand tools skills you’ll need to build simple structures for your garden safely, using reclaimed material where possible. Using power drills, saws, hammers we will build the three essential parts of an organic food growing space: a raised bed, a compost bin and a comfrey juicer (to make brilliant organic fertiliser). Paul will cover tool use, health and safety, design and creation of the three structures leaving you with all the knowledge you need to do it all again in your garden!
 
Booking 
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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 
 

The site

The Regents Park Allotment Garden is on the corner of Chester Road and the Inner circle in Regents Park. Click here for a map.  The site is maintained by a team of volunteers.