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30
Jan
2024

SEWN Together – a localised food growing gathering in West London

West Londoners, join us for the third of our four regional food growing gatherings at Horsenden Hill and Farm bringing together...

In person event10:3016:30

15
Nov
2023

Growing For Change webinar: Protecting food growing sites

Join our webinar on Wednesday 15 November from 2.30-4pm to learn about our new guides covering what planning designations for...

Webinar14:3016:00

4
Nov
2023

Growing For Change Sessions: Measuring Biodiversity + Bioblitz a Garden

In this training series, inspired by Capital Growth's Growing For Change campaign we will learn methods to measure...

In person event10:0013:00

29
Oct
2023

Growing For Change Sessions: Composting essentials and practical methods

In this training series inspired by Capital Growth's Growing For Change campaign, we will explore various composting methods...

In person event11:0013:30

22
Oct
2023

Growing For Change Sessions: Watering strategies for urban gardens

In this training series, inspired by Capital Growth's Growing For Change campaign we will explore watering strategies for...

In person event14:0016:30

21
Oct
2023

Growing For Change Sessions: Measure biodiversity in your growing space

In this training series, inspired by Capital Growth's Growing For Change campaign we will explore measuring biodiversity in...

In person event10:0012:00

26
Sep
2023

SEWN Together – a localised food growing gathering in East London

East Londoners, join us for the second of our four regional food growing gatherings at Hackney Herbal in Trowbridge Gardens...

In person event10:3016:30

4
Jul
2023

Free beginner food growing session on how to work with London clay for food growing

In this free beginner food growing session in partnership with The Royal Parks, we'll learn all about working with London...

Training (in person)18:0020:00

2
Jul
2023

London Permaculture Festival workshop: Letting bees be wild

Capital Growth is proud to sponsor Matt Somerville's workshop: 'Letting bees be wild' at this year's London...

In person event15:3016:30

2
Jul
2023

London Permaculture Festival workshop: No dig gardening

Capital Growth is proud to sponsor Stephanie Hafferty's workshop: 'No Dig Gardening - how to grow abundant food year...

In person event13:4515:15

Events and training from our network


Water-wise growing

The Vine Road Pavillion, Vine Road Recreation Ground, Vine Road, Barnes

20 Jul 2024 | Free training

In this session we will explore water use for growing food crops. With weather extremes more common, it is more important than ever to carefully work with water resources. Water is essential to every stage of raising healthy crops and knowing how to minimise water loss from the soil and understanding your plants' watering needs will support abundant crops. We will also look at our water capture, storage, and irrigation system, and if the sun shines, our solar pump!


Summer talks: Butterfly Gardening

The Vine Road Pavillion, Vine Road Recreation Ground, Vine Road, Barnes

24 Jul 2024 | Free training

Join us for our Summer Talks series offering talks on nature, growing and ecology. At this free talk, we are delighted to welcome Karen Goldie-Morrison. Karen has always had a strong interest in butterflies and their conservation. She was Chair of Council at Butterfly Conservation (2019-2023) and continues as a volunteer for the charity. She has been the lead volunteer butterfly transect monitor on Barnes Common since 2016. Karen will give us an introduction to butterfly gardening.

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Summer talks: Rebugging the Planet

The Vine Road Pavillion, Vine Road Recreation Ground, Vine Road, Barnes

27 Jul 2024 | Free training

Join us for our July session in our Summer Talks series offering talks on nature, growing and ecology. At this free talk, we are delighted to welcome Vicki Hird MSc FRES, author of the new book ‘Rebugging the Planet’, and, as she puts it, a major bug lover.

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Summer pruning of trained and stone fruit

EcoLocal The Lodge, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3NX

3 Aug 2024 | Training

Summer is the time to prune stone fruit and trained apples and pears. In this one-day workshop you will learn the skills needed to keep your trees healthy and producing quality fruit for many years. With lots of information to take away and an opportunity to get some hands-on practical experience our friendly tutor will demystify and guide you through the process.

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Budgrafting apple trees workshop

EcoLocal The Lodge, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3NX

3 Aug 2024 | Training

Learn how to propagate fruit trees by bud-grafting, at this one day workshop led by our RHS qualified and experienced fruit grower and tutor. Learn the technical theory behind budding to propagate onto a variety of rootstock to produce upright, cordon, espalier and step-over trees. The workshop includes hands-on sessions to gain practical skills in bud-grafting. You’ll take home your own bud grafted rootstock as well as detailed illustrated instruction sheets.

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Orchard Management - Level 3

19-21 Garden Walk, London, EC2A 3EQ

3 Sep 2024 | Accredited training | Free training

Our Level 3 Orcharding Certificate (CICO) is a unique course that combines high quality online learning with 7 face-to-face training days. You will learn from orchard experts at a range of projects in North East London and top up your learning at home with over 100 online resources. Starting in Sept 2024 and running until Jun 2025 we have eight places on this course funded by City Bridge Trust for people meeting the eligibility criteria. We also have general admission and concessionary places

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Summer talks: Herbs and their Healing Properties

The Vine Road Pavillion, Vine Road Recreation Ground, Vine Road, Barnes

9 Sep 2024 | Free training

Join us for our Summer Talks series offering talks on nature, growing and ecology. At this free talk, we are delighted to welcome Nat Mady from Hackney Herbal who will talk about the wonderful world of herbs. The session will be guided by the herbs that are growing in the garden and on the common. Together we'll explore the properties of these plants sharing their stories, their medicinal uses, growing tips as well as the roles they play supporting biodiversity.


Summer talks: Vertical Veg - Container Growing

The Vine Road Pavillion, Vine Road Recreation Ground, Vine Road, Barnes

18 Sep 2024 | Free training

Join us for our final session of our Summer Talks series this year, offering talks on nature, growing and ecology. We are delighted to welcome Mark Ridsdill Smith, author of The Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening, who will give a talk titled 'How to Grow to Veg, Fruit and Herbs in Containers on your Balcony, Patio or Rooftop...And Make the Most of a Small Space' via Zoom.

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