Irrigation and Watering in Food Growing

Find out the best way to use water, and when to conserve it covering methods such as drip hoses, sprinklers, mulching and cover crops.

Jan 20 2021 17:3019:00

Photo credit: Helena Dove

Photo credit: Helena Dove

Join Hélèna Dove for this session on 'Irrigation and watering methods in food growing' to get ready for the growing year. With one eye ever on sustainability, water usage in the productive garden is a hot topic. In this session, learn why plants need water and the best way to provide this vital substance, and when it is critical.

We will cover topics such as water harvesting, when to water and how to retain water through activities such as mulching and cover crops. Different methods of watering will be examined from drip irrigation to sprinklers with the pros and cons of each type.

Trainer: Hélèna Dove

Hélèna is a kitchen gardener working in London, with a focus on experimenting with new crops and techniques. Trained in a historic setting, she has a strong passion for heritage vegetables and also specialises in trained fruit and orchard management.

Currently Hélèna manages a kitchen garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All the produce is organically grown using a no-dig system on the beds. The harvests are used within the onsite kitchens and sold to the public.

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Once you register, you will receive a link and a password to our Zoom meeting session.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT MAY BE RECORDED

If you cannot afford the ticket but would still like to attend, please contact capitalgrowth@sustainweb.org to see if we can help. 

 
 

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