Events & Courses

Transition Town Wellington Seed Swap

It's the Transition Town Wellington Seed Swap on Valentines Day from 2pm to 4pm at The Dolphin Pub, in Wellington. Pop along to get swapping!

at: 
The Dolphin Pub, 37 Waterloo Road, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8JQ
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Sunday, 14 February 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Birmingham Organic Group - Fossil Free Birmingham

Join Birmingham Organic Gardeners (BOG) at their monthly talk - Fossil Free Birmingham with Alice Swift.

Whether you are an experienced gardener or an expert, you're welcome to join the group.

Subscriptions are £10.00 single and £15.00 family membership. Entrance to meetings is 75p for BOG members, £1.50 for non-members.

at: 
Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank CLose, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1UB
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

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Seedy Sunday - Community Seed Swap

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding a community seed swap event on Sunday 21st February. ‘Seedy Sunday’ is aimed at bringing together seed savers, herb and home-grown veg enthusiasts, local gardening, allotment and community groups as well as organisations campaigning for sustainable food production and biodiversity. Everyone is welcome to come along and exchange locally-grown, traditional variety vegetable seeds with other enthusiasts.

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The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN
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Sunday, 21 February 2016 -
10:00am to 4:30pm

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Food Glorious Food!

An afternoon of Food Glorious Food! at Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry.

An afternoon of activities to gain ideas for primary and secondary cooking, nutrition and food topics and how to bring food teaching to life:

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, Near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

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Surrey Organic Gardening Group - AGM and Annual Seed & Potato Swap

Join the Surrey Organic Gardening Group at their AGM on Friday 26th February. The AGM will be followed by their popular seed swap, where you'll have the chance to buy or swap all sorts of seeds. Bring along all your spare seeds to offer as swaps, there will also be a wide range of seeds and seed potatoes to buy.*

*Seeds should be no more than two years old, or one year for garden collected seeds, please. Any older seeds are still welcome as donations, to be sold for SOGG funds.

at: 
Milton Hall, Cooper Cresent, Carshalton, SM5 2DL
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Friday, 26 February 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

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South East Essex Organic Gardeners - Seed Potato Day

Join South East Essex Organic Gardeners and local charity, Trust Links, on Saturday 27 February 2016 from 10:00am to 2.00pm at Growing Together for their "Seed Potato Day". There'll be approximately 40 varieties of seed potato, some organic, for 15p per tuber, Stuttgart giant and turbo onion sets and organic fertiliser!

Admission is free and refreshments will be available during the event.

at: 
Cheryl Centre, Growing Together, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG
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Saturday, 27 February 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Mad about cabbage?

If you'd like to grow brassicas, but don't feel you've really got to grips with how to do it successfully, join us at Ryton Organic Gardens for this new course. This half day course will provide you with sound advice from three of our expert staff members on how to grow from the Brassica family! We'll look not only at the tried and trusted favourites, such as cauliflowers and cabbages, but also some of the less well known salad and oriental leaves.

at: 
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 2 March 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners talk - Community Food Growing London

Join North London Organic Gardeners at their meeting 'Community food growing in London'. Find out how Capital Growth supports people growing food in London, whether at home, on allotments or as part of a community group. Gillian Morgan, volunteer with Sustain and experienced Conservationists will talk about a series of supportive programmes involving Garden Organic.

at: 
Small Hall, Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 3 March 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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The Edible Garden Show

Edible Garden Show

We’re thrilled to be attending The Edible Garden Show as it returns to Stoneleigh Park, just down the road from Ryton Organic Gardens. As the only show in the UK dedicated to grow-your-own, The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live is a must-go event.

at: 
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
on: 
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, 13 March 2016 - 4:00pm

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Saturday Seed Swap - Edinburgh

Gardeners, start your seed swapping! Meet your fellow gardeners and get advice and gardening tips at the Gorgie City Farm Saturday Seed Swap on Saturday 12th March from 10:30am - 3:30pm.

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Gorgie City Farm, 51 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2LA
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Saturday, 12 March 2016 -
10:30am to 3:30pm

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Attracting wildlife to your garden

Our gardens are often important havens for wildlife and combined with others around them create a valuable network of 'wildlife corridors' across urban areas. The course, led by Judith Conroy, looks at working towards having a garden that is not only beautiful, but is home to as many different creatures as possible, with the added benefit that these creatures will contribute to the health of the garden.

at: 
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Birmingham Organic Group - Growing Stuff with Mick Pountney

Join Birmingham Organic Gardeners (BOG) at their monthly talk - Growing Stuff with Mick Pountney

Whether you are an experienced gardener or an expert, you're welcome to join the group.

Subscriptions are £10.00 single and £15.00 family membership. Entrance to meetings is 75p for BOG members, £1.50 for non-members.

at: 
Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank CLose, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1UB
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

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Beginners guide to renewable energy

Beginners guide to Renewable Energy Course delivered by Centre for Alternative Technology. here at Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Organic Veg Growing and Planning an organic garden – with a seasonal activity

An introductory course focusing on how to start planning your organic garden - focussing on crop rotation, ground preparation and more. You'll also get to take something seasonal home with you to get you started!

The day begins by looking at what you'll need to do and buy to get you started growing your own fruit and veg. The course is based around individuals attending the course and their particular situation. We'll start by getting an assessment of everyone's growing space and knowledge and build the session around this.

at: 
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Birmingham Organic Group - AGM followed by a film

Join Birmingham Organic Gardeners (BOG) at their AGM, which will be followed by a film.

Whether you are an experienced gardener or an expert, you're welcome to join the group.

Subscriptions are £10.00 single and £15.00 family membership.
Entrance to meetings is 75p for BOG members, £1.50 for non-members.

at: 
Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank CLose, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1UB
on: 
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

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