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Events and training from Capital Growth

Previous Capital Growth events


8
Jul
2024

Cultivating successful school food gardens

An online workshop to help build sustainable food growing projects in schools.

16:3018:00

19
Jun
2024

From pests to partners: natural pest and disease management

How to create thriving gardens and happy ecosystems through a holistic approach to pests and plant care

In person event18:0020:00

12
Jun
2024

Identifying Insects in Your Garden

Learn how to identify insects so that you can better record biodiversity in your garden of food growing space 

Webinar17:3019:00

22
May
2024

Create your food growing curriculum

Learn how to create a school garden curriculum through the school calendar year.

In person event14:0016:30

27
Apr
2024

Our Right to Grow Summit: a gathering of London food growers

The one-day summit for food growers to explore how we can build a citizen’s Right to Grow on London’s public-sector...

In person event13:0017:00

26
Apr
2024

Create a school food growing space

Join us for this in-person training on setting up a food-growing site in your school.

In person event11:0013:00

6
Apr
2024

Investigating biodiversity in your garden

Learn about the creatures in your ecosystem and how to create habitat for them.

In person event14:0017:00

26
Mar
2024

Promoting your Good to Grow event

Join this free online workshop to get tips and advice on how to plan and promote your Good to Grow event.

In person event13:0014:00

20
Mar
2024

Growing for Nature launch workshop

Join our free online session to learn more about our biodiversity project and how to get involved.

In person event17:3018:15

6
Mar
2024

Good to Grow Week launch: Protecting nature and building a Right to Grow

On 6 March Sustain hosted a webinar launching Good to Grow Week 2024. Watch the recording and download presentations from...

Webinar10:0011:30

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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Capital Growth is London's Food Growing Network, with over 2000 members. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group or school you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly enewsletters.

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