Events & Courses

Shropshire Organic Gardeners - Potato Day

Join Shropshire Organic Gardeners at their 12th Potato Day on Saturday 6th February 2016 from 9:00 am to 3pm at Montford Parish Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 1AD.
There will be more than 50 varieties of potato available, as well as other seeds and fruit bushes from Brighter Blooms. Delicious food available throughout the day.
Entry is free.

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Montford Parish Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 1AD
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Saturday, 6 February 2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

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Heart of England Organic Group - Potato Day

Join the Heart of England Organic Group at their potato day on Saturday 6th February from 10am-2pm. The group will have a wide variety of organically grown seed tubers on sale, bred for low-input growing for the allotment, patio, growbag or tub. Pop along for advice, refreshments, recipes and booklets. Admission is free.

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Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park, CV8 1QJ
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Saturday, 6 February 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Planning your organic garden - vegetable growing

An introductory course focusing on how to start planning your organic garden - including 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.

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

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East Anglia Potato Day

Join Organic enthusiasts from Norfolk, Suffolk and Ipswich as they celebrate the 21st East Anglia Potato Day on Saturday 13th February from 9:30am to 1:30pm. There will be more than 80 varieties of seed potato on sale alongside various stalls including: seed-swaps, refreshments, Garden Organic's Master Composters, King Seeds and Rougham Nurseries, tools and lots, lots more.

The East Anglia Potato Day is organised by three organic organic groups - Norfolk Organic Group, Suffolk Organic Gardeners and Ipswich Organic Gardeners Group.

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Mid-Suffolk Showground, Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, near Stowmarket, IP14 6AT
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Saturday, 13 February 2016 -
9:30am to 1:30pm

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West Yorkshire Organic Group's Annual Potato Day

Join the West Yorkshire Organic Group at their annual Potato Day on Saturday 13th February, at the Exhibition Hall near Bradford, BD18 3JW from 10am – 2pm. There will be more than 40 varieties available, 15 of them organic, to purchase. All tubers are 15p each and as always, popular varieties sell out quickly, so if you are after something special it's best to get there early! West Riding Organics will also be there selling organic composts.

The cafe sells a fantastic range of refreshment.

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Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Road, Saltaire, near Bradford, BD18 3JW
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Saturday, 13 February 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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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!

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
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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.

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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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