Events & Courses

Practical Pruning

This course will teach you about pruning a variety of small trees and shrubs, whether that be for shape or production. Pruning can sometimes seem overly complicated, so a big aim of the session will be to discuss the main principles and boost your confidence levels.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Talk: A History of the Henry Doubleday Research Association

This talk, hosted by Avon Organic Group (AOG) is being given by John Lucas. As well as being chair of AOG for many years, Jon was on the management committee of HDRA for 10 years, which has since become Garden Organic.

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The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG, in the Dance Studio. You will find map and travel information on our website
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Thursday, 26 January 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Nottingham Organic Gardeners Potato Day

Our annual Potato Day gives local people the opportunity to buy seed potatoes by the tuber and choose from over 40 varieties. Our members enjoy this busy community day and bring home-made produce to sell and cakes to eat.

Entry is free to members of Nottingham Organic Gardeners. To join the group officially and be a paid member ask for details on the day and entrance fee will be refunded.

Where possible we source organically grown, heritage and unusual varieties.

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URC Church, 1 Edwards Lane, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 3AA
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Saturday, 28 January 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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organic potatoes

Successful spuds

Many people are able to grow an average crop of potatoes, but this course will help equip you with the skills for growing high-yielding and good quality organic crops. On the day we will look at aspects such as soil preparation and treatment, choice of variety and pest and disease control.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Illustrated talk on butterflies, moths and gardens

The North London Organic Gardeners welcome you to join them for an illustrated talk on Butterflies, moths and gardens given by Andrew Wood of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

For more information contact suecampbell4@btinternet.com 020 8363 3643 or sue_davies@fastmail.fm 020 8886 5125.

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The small hall of Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road N21 3PA
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Thursday, 2 February 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Shropshire Organic Gardeners Potato Fest

Shropshire Organic Gardeners would love you to join them for their 13th Potato Fest on 4th February 2017 from 9am-3pm Lots of seed potato varieties will be available, along with other seeds, fruit bushes etc provided by Brighter Blooms. Extra interesting stands plus the always popular light breakfasts, lunches and cake.

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Montford Parish Hall SY4 1AD - 5miles north of Shrewsbury
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Saturday, 4 February 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

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Kenilworth Potato Day

Kenilworth Potato Day Saturday 4th February at the Senior Citizens Club in Abbey End. 10am till 2pm

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Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End car park, CV8 1QJ
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Saturday, 4 February 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Organic vegetable growing

Organic Veg Growing & Planning

This is a introductory course on how to start planning your organic garden, focusing on crop rotation, ground preparation, and much more. The day will look at what you need to do and buy to get started growing your own fruit and veg, and will be based around you and your own gardening situation.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Wednesday, 8 February 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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West Yorkshire Organic Group Potato Day and Seed Swap

West Yorkshire Organic Group’s (WYOG) annual Potato Day will be held on February 11th. A total of 42 varieties will be on sale, priced individually at 15p per tuber. We are gradually trying to increase the number of organic varieties and this year will have 19.

The full list of varieties ordered can be found at www.wyog.org and you can also see details of each on our daily Facebook posts by searching for WYOG.

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Shipley College Exhibition Building, Exhibition Road, Saltaire, Bradford, BD18 3JW
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Saturday, 11 February 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Thyme To Be open day

Do you care for an adult or child in the Coventry area? If so we'd love to you join us for an open day to introduce our new project, Thyme To Be.

This new project, funded by the Bupa Foundation and run in partnership with Carers Trust Heart of England, will give carers the chance to be part of a community who meet regularly to grow, harvest and eat together.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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SE Essex Seed Potato Day

Approximately 40 varieties of seed potato (some organic) sold individually at 15p per tuber! • Onion sets: Stuttgart Giant and Red Baron! • Garlic: Vigour White and Germidour Pink! • Organic fertiliser!

Please check website for updates - http://seeog.org.uk/

SE Essex Seed Potato Day is organised and run entirely by volunteers from both SE Essex Organic Gardeners and local charity, Trust Links http://www.trustlinks.org/ Please use the entrance in Prittlewell Chase. Free admission - refreshments available

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Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase), Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AG
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Saturday, 25 February 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers Potato Day

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Caldbeck Parish Hall
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Sunday, 26 February 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Growing Unusual Brassicas

Growing brassicas means so much more than just cabbage and sprouts. In this popular course we will explore the techniques to grow more unusual brassicas such as Vietnamese mustard, Haloon and Tatsoi - all suitable to grow in UK conditions with the right know-how.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 2 March 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Permaculture

Join the North London Organic Gardeners for a talk on Permaculture, given by Susannah Hall, a gardener and designer.

For more information contact suecampbell4@btinternet.com 020 8363 3643 or sue_davies@fastmail.fm 020 8886 5125

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The small hall of Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road N21 3PA
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Thursday, 2 March 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Life From Soil

We are inviting people from across Europe to come and join us at Ryton Organic Gardens for a day of learning, discussion and practical activity with organisations and individuals who have an interest or experience in using the land to positively benefit individuals or communities.

As part of our involvement in the Life From Soil project we will be hosting an event to share some of the findings from the project to date. The event will give attendees the opportunity to:

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

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