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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

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 10.30am-1pm.

In person event10:3013:00

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, 10.30am-1pm.

In person event10:3013:00


15
Jun
2022

Preparing to grow autumn and winter veg

Join veteran food grower, Paul Richens, for a practical online session to prepare for growing autumn and winter veg in good...

Training (online)17:3019:00

29
May
2022

May Spotlight Garden Open Day at Coco Collective's Ital Community Garden

Come visit our May Spotlight Garden - Coco Collective's Ital Community Garden - on Sunday 29 May to see and help out at their...

Training (online)09:3016:00

25
May
2022

How to create an abundant and healthy container garden

Join us online for a closer look at how to grow healthy and abundant fruit, veg and herbs in containers with Vertical Veg's...

Training (online)17:3019:00

3
May
2022

Promoting community food growing through digital storytelling

This online training session on digital storytelling explores ways to promote your community food growing initiative with...

Training (online)17:3019:00

23
Apr
2022

Garden Open Day with Finchley Central Energy Garden

On Saturday 23 April, our April Spotlight Garden Finchley Central Energy Garden will showcase their beautiful and...

Training (online)11:0014:00

22
Apr
2022

Good to Grow Day 2022

Good to Grow Day is a national weekend of action from Friday 22 to Monday 25 April for edible gardens to celebrate and prepare...

In person event08:0018:00

20
Apr
2022

How urban planning can help protect community gardens

In this online session, city planner, Gillian Morgan, shares how planning policies can support local food growing with examples...

Training (online)17:3019:00

4
Apr
2022

Eight steps to successful container gardening

This introductory online workshop will give you all the basic information needed to grow veg, fruit, salad and herbs in...

Training (online)17:3019:00

26
Mar
2022

Garden Open Day with Hackney School of Food

On Saturday 26 March, our March Spotlight Garden Hackney School of Food will open their gates to the community showcasing...

Training (online)10:3013:30

15
Mar
2022

The role of agroecology in urban community gardens

Join us for this online event in preparation for the 2022 Good to Grow Weekend of Action on 22-25 April by exploring the role of...

Webinar10:0011:30

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Full Day Bee Keeping

Brentford, West London

12 Apr 2023

Our time together will give a good introduction to urban bee keeping. You will learn about the bees, the role of the beekeeper, different types of bee hive (Omlet Beehaus, National, Poly Nuc) and much more. Full details, dates and prices via the booking link.

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Gardening for Wildlife

Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, SE17 3BN

6 May 2023

As gardeners and allotmenteers, we often forget we act as custodians not only of the land, but also of its inhabitants. This workshop explores what role gardeners can play in enhancing the miraculous relationship between the plants and animals in our spaces, giving insight into simple, achievable actions that can help you to encourage wildlife in your garden, and learn to adopt a more relaxed attitude to the way you manage your space. Full details on our website.

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Introduction to Gardening

Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, SE17 3BN

14 May 2023

Our Introduction to Gardening workshops guides you through the approaches and essential knowledge that will help you to become a successful gardener. This is the first session we recommend to all with little or no gardening experience, and especially those hoping to begin gardening at home in their houses, balconies, or gardens. Join us in our award-winning and sumptuously-planted garden for this primary insight into the fundamentals, with a sustainable and future-facing approach.

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Successful Propagation: Cuttings & Divisions

Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, SE17 3BN

20 May 2023

In this workshop, we aim to pass on as much green-fingered know-how as possible, so that you have the confidence to 'go forth and propagate' in your own gardens and green spaces. Discover all the tricks of the trade for propagating plants, including a range of different cuttings and division techniques, this course will give you hands-on experience and the confidence to nurture new plants into life at home, with very little expense and cost to the wider environment. More info on our website.

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Urban Hens – Keeping Chickens In London

Brentford, West London

24 May 2023

Our time together will include: *Equipment required for keeping chickens *Different breeds available *The needs of the chickens, and their daily, weekly and monthly care. *The opportunity to handle a hen *Questions over tea and cake *Each guest goes home with course notes and a goodie bag Full details, dates and tickets via booking link

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Bees for Children

Brentford, West London

31 May 2023

Our time together will include: *A basic introduction to urban bee keeping *Learning about the bees, the role of the bee keeper, and how they make us honey *Putting on protective bee suits and gloves *Collecting a frame of bees from the hive *Watching the bees behind glass in an Observation Hive *Discover where they fly and what they are collecting *Tasting their wonderful honey Full details, dates and tickets can be found via booking link

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Gardening for Wildlife

Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, SE17 3BN

3 Jun 2023

As gardeners and allotmenteers, we often forget we act as custodians not only of the land, but also of its inhabitants. This workshop explores what role gardeners can play in enhancing the miraculous relationship between the plants and animals in our spaces, giving insight into simple, achievable actions that can help you to encourage wildlife in your garden, and learn to adopt a more relaxed attitude to the way you manage your space. Full details on our website.

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Pond Making

Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, SE17 3BN

4 Jun 2023

One of the most effective things you can do for a garden’s ecosystem is create a wildlife pond, and we believe every garden should have one, no matter how small. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, and the rewards are endless. During this session you’ll learn how to create and maintain a wildlife pond from something as simple as a bucket, to the benefit of your garden and local wildlife. You'll leave confident in installing and caring for one in your own garden.

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Introduction to Food Growing

Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, SE17 3BN

18 Jun 2023

In this popular introductory workshop, we’ll cover all of the basics you need to get started growing your own fruit and vegetables. Whilst one of the most satisfying parts of gardening, getting started can seem daunting: over the years we’ve pulled together a balanced (practical and discursive) one day course that empowers you with guiding principles and hands-on advice so that you can to grow simple, delicious and sustainably-grown food. Full details on our website.

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Composting at Home

Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, SE17 3BN

1 Jul 2023

Learn how you can turn old kitchen waste and other scrap materials into various forms of plant and garden feed, closing a waste loop and benefiting your garden, and biodiversity. In this session, we'll look at the merits of composting, wormeries, and bokashi, and how you can incorporate them into your own home and garden, depending on your individual needs - even in small urban homes with little to no outdoor space. Composting beginners - and plenty of questions - welcome!

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