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.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN
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.
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.
Cheryl Centre, Growing Together, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG
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.
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.
Small Hall, Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
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.
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, 13 March 2016 - 4:00pm
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.
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.