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Events and training from Capital Growth


1
Jul
2023

Free beginner food growing session on creating an edible garden in containers

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

Training (in person)10:3012:30

24
Jun
2023

MASTERCLASS: Forest gardening for climate resilience with Than Gunabalasingham

Join us for this food growing Masterclass on food gardening for climate resilience with Than Gunabalasingham on Saturday 24 June,...

In person event10:3013:00

20
Jun
2023

Free beginner food growing session on growing for the school calendar

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

Training (in person)18:0020:00

8
Jun
2023

SEWN Together – a localised food growing gathering in South London

South Londoners, join us for the first of our four regional food growing gatherings at Loughborough Farm in Loughborough Junction...

Networking event12:3016:30

6
Jun
2023

Free beginner food growing session on growing Autumn and Winter veg

In this free beginner food growing session in partnership with The Royal Parks, we'll find out that growing food isn't...

Training (in person)18:0020:00

24
May
2023

Free beginner food growing session on soil health

In the first of our new free beginner food growing sessions in partnership with The Royal Parks, we'll be exploring the soil:...

Training (in person)18:0020:00

13
May
2023

MASTERCLASS: Efficient Irrigation Systems w/ Nemone Mercer & Jon Bennett

Join us for this food growing Masterclass on irrigation systems with Nemone Mercer & Jon Bennett on Saturday 13 May from...

In person event10:3013:00

29
Apr
2023

MASTERCLASS: Soil Life as the key to plant health with Susannah Hall

Join us for this in-person food growing Masterclass on Soil Life with Susannah Hall on Saturday 29 April from 10.30am-1pm.

In person event10:3013:00

24
Apr
2023

Growing for Change Spring meet-up

Join us for our second #GrowingforChange meet-up bringing together London food gardens in creating community, climate and nature...

In person event15:3017:30

14
Mar
2023

Community Food Growing Convos #3 - Food Growing on Housing Estates

Join us for the third in our Community Food Growing Convos series for Food Growing on Housing Estates.

Webinar16:0017:30

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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