Events & Courses

organic vegetable growing

Introduction to Organic Veg Growing

This introductory course will look at what you need to do and buy to get started with growing your own fruit and veg. We will be focusing on how to start your organic garden and will be using the gardens to demonstrate how to do this.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 13 April 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Pest & Disease Management in Organic Food Crops

“How do I deal with pests and diseases without chemicals?” is a common question posed to organic gardeners. Within this course we will introduce you to the range of effective techniques available and when and how to use them. We will ensure that you learn to recognise some of the most important pests and diseases in vegetable and fruit crops and the best ways of preventing and controlling them.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 20 April 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners' AGM

Join the North London Organic Gardeners for their Annual General Meeting. This will also incorporate seed planting for the group's Big Plant Sale in May.

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

at: 
The small hall of Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road N21 3PA
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Thursday, 20 April 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Grow It Yourself Organic: 2017

Join Letchworth Grow It Yourself Organic Gardeners group for their annual event. Activities include a talk on companion planting by organic expert Karen Kenny (2.30pm) along with plant stalls and refreshments.

After the success of last year, this is set to be another fantastic event for Letchworth Transition Town.

For the latest on the event search Facebook for letchworth 'Grow It Yourself' Organic Gardeners.

at: 
Free Church Hall (bottom of Leys Ave) Letchworth
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Saturday, 22 April 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm

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Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - April

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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Avon Organic Group talk - Creating a natural pond

Talk by Richard Fishbourne of 'Bugs and Beasties': Richard will be hosting a talk on natural pond creation and how to design your pond to support wildlife.

at: 
Avon Organic Group, Bristol
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Thursday, 27 April 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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composting

Composting - The Cornerstone of Organic Gardening

Composting makes the world go round. It recycles the nutrients that make plants (and animals) grow, feeds the bugs that keep the soil healthy and is a sustainable, low-cost way of dealing with ‘rubbish that rots’. This course is full introduction to the world of composting - ideal to get you started ready to compost successfully for life!

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - May

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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Wide range of flowers

One of Carlisle's best kept secrets...

In association with Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers, join Carlisle Gardening Club for their Annual Plant Sale at Rickerby's.

You'll be sure to find excellent plants at reasonable prices so why not come along and take a look. The sale runs for just a couple of hours, so make sure you don't miss out!

at: 
Rickerby's, Currock Road, Carlisle
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Sunday, 21 May 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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Soil Health

Get to know your soil as we delve deeper into what determines the health of our soils! Healthy soils are the basis for healthy plants and the building block for any organic garden. This course will examine what makes a healthy soil and consider methods for testing it in your own gardens or growing spaces. We will also discuss the role that green manures can play in improving the soil.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - June

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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Organic vegetable growing

Organic Veg Growing and Planning

This is a popular introductory course on how to start with planning your organic garden focusing on crop rotation, ground preparation and more. Looking 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 garden situations.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 15 June 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers - Garden Visits

at: 
South Lakeland
on: 
Sunday, 18 June 2017 -
10:30am to 1:30pm

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Wonderful Wormeries

Learn more about the wonderful world of worm compost. Within this course you will find the answers to these questions and much more -

  • How do worms create compost?
  • What are the different styles of wormery?
  • How to create the optimum conditions for your worms?
  • What to feed your worms?
  • How to use vermicompost in the garden?
at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - July

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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