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. The site is located at the corner of Chester Road and the Inner Circle, in The Regent's Park (NW1 4NR). It is open to the public every weekday 8:30am-4:30pm.

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

Make garden goodies to sell
Saturday 4th October, 10:30am-1pm 
Trainer: Ida Fabrizio, Julie Riehl
If you are looking for new ways to use your garden fruits and veg, this course is for you! We will explore a wide range of food products to make from teas and seed packets to balms, scented oils and beauty products made with herbs. 
 
Permaculture design taster
Saturday 1st November, 10:30am-1pm 
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 
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 
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 
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.
 
Build your space – The Essentials
Saturday 21st February, 10:30am-1pm 
Trainer: Paul Richens
This session is back by popular demand! During this half-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. We will be using power drills, saws, hammers etc... Our trainer Paul Richens will go through tool use, health and safety, design and creation simple  structures. You will come out with all the knowledge you need to start building your own!
 
The Life of Soil - Looking after the soil in your school garden
Friday 27th February,  10:30am-1pm 
Trainer: Paul Sadler
This workshop is being run by Capital Growth partner Food Growing Schools: London to support schools to get growing better fruits and veg.
For good vegetables you need a good soil! This session will cover how the soil works, ways to feed the soil, composting, using green manures and looking after wormeries. We will also look at the soil life cycle and other links to the curriculum.
For this session only book here - all other session follow link at the bottom of the page
 
 
Planning your food growing space
Saturday 7th March, 10am-3:30pm 
Trainer: Nemone Mercer
This sessions contains all you need to plan a successful growing space throughout the year including  planning on what crops to grow when, soil management, extending the growing season, working with volunteers and, maintaining an effective community project for the entire year.
 
Planning your school food growing space
Friday 13th March, 10am-3:30pm 
Trainer: Tom Moggach
This course is designed for teachers and school staff. We will consider how to create and maintain a successful food growing space and project in your school. Topics include garden design, curriculum links, crop selection and engaging pupils, parents and staff. By the end of the day, you will have drawn up a plan adapted to your particular school's needs.
 
 
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.