Events & Courses

CAWR Seminar - Quantum Agriculture? with Dr Henk Kieft

Join CAWR at their Seminar - Quantum Agriculture? Emerging Worldviews in Farming: Electromagnetic and Intuitive Pathways for the Future - Speaker: Dr Henk Kieft

As our worldview and our understanding of processes of life change over time, so do our farming techniques. A chemical view on the physiology of life has led us towards developing chemical techniques to control the processes: you apply fertilizer and pesticides.

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Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 3LG
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Tuesday, 7 April 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Heritage Seed Library Tour and Talk

Enjoy a tour of Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library and learn more about the history of the library, how it works and the importance of saving seeds. The tour will also include a visit to the HSL’s growing out area, where our heritage varieties will be seen growing and you’ll see some of the techniques used for growing from seed. This Tour and Talk is repeated on Thursday 16th April at 11am

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am
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Going Organic

The Going Organic course is designed for anyone who is considering becoming an organic gardener and would like to apply these techniques within their gardens. This is an informal course with plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.

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Garden Organic Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Essential Composting

Explore the essential building blocks for successful composting; what to compost, where to site your compost and a look at the different composting systems available. This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to either set up your own compost bin at home or make the most of your current composting set up.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Managing Your Soil

2015 is the year of soil and as one of the most precious resources in your garden, looking after it well is the key to growing successful food crops. This course will explain how to manage different soil types and feed it from sustainable resources. We will show you how growing green manures can benefit future food crops and how to recognise when your plants are suffering deficiencies. The session will contain a mixture of demonstrations and practical activities.

at: 
Garden Organic Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Heritage Seed Library Tour and Talk

Enjoy a tour of Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library and learn more about the history of the library, how it works and the importance of saving seeds. The tour will also include a visit to the HSL’s growing out area, where our heritage varieties will be seen growing and you’ll see some of the techniques used for growing from seed.

at: 
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am
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Spring Pottery Class

Spring is here, so dig your hands into clay, release the seeds of creativity, and cultivate your very own pottery inspired by nature.

Come and learn the skills of clay work, experiment with techniques, shapes, decoration, and colour, to build your own forms. Guided by Lesley-Ann French, a local Ceramic Artist and Tutor, you will be able to create unique pots and plaques which will be fired so that they can live inside or out.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Workshop - Increase Your School Meal Take-Up

Free Training Workshop delivered by the Food for Life Partnership (FFLP), part of the School Food Plan

The workshop is aimed at staff with the responsibility for implementing a change to school food eg subject teacher, site manager, bursar or catering team member.

The areas covered will include:

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Silkmore Children's Centre, Exeter Street, Stafford, ST17 4EG
on: 
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Workshop - Increase Your School Meal Take-Up

Increase Your School Meal Take-up

Free Training Workshop delivered by the Food for Life Partnership (FFLP), part of the School Food Plan

The workshop is aimed at staff with the responsibility for implementing a change to school food eg subject teacher, site manager, bursar or catering team member.

The areas covered will include:

at: 
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Open Garden - The Gate House, Lee, North Devon, EX34 8LR

The two acre garden of The Gate House, Lee situated in a beautiful wooded valley on the North Devon coast is open for visitors under The National Garden Scheme most days from May 1st through to September.

There is a special welcome for Garden Organic members as no chemicals are used on the garden and, as far as possible, it is cultivated on permaculture principles.

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The Gate House, Lee, North Devon, EX34 8LR
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Friday, 1 May 2015 - 12:00pm to Monday, 31 August 2015 - 4:00pm
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Open Garden - Holly Cottage, Prolley Moor, Wentnor, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EH

A garden of over 2 acres with woodland, wildflower meadow, allotment, orchard, pond, flower garden, all managed organically.

The garden is at its best from May to July. Access via a field and vehicles no larger than a minibus.

Heather Williams and Julian French would be very happy for interested groups (4+) to visit at pre-booked times.
Rates are £3 per person, £4 if including tea and biscuits, and there are plants for sale.

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Holly Cottage, Prolley Moor, Wentnor, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EH
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Friday, 1 May 2015 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 5:00pm
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Open Gardens - Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield

Janet Mort has very kindly agreed to open her organic garden with donations to support Garden Organic.

Janet's garden is at Top Road Garden, 206 Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5TE and will be open by appointment between 1st May and 31st August 2015. Please contact Janet on 01246 270103 or by email janet@jmort.wanadoo.co.uk.

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Top Road Garden, 206 Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, S44 5TE
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Friday, 1 May 2015 - 12:30pm to Monday, 31 August 2015 - 12:30pm
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Weaving a Willow Wigwam

Learn how to make a variety of different plant supports from willow. Participants will be able to make and take home a wigwam on the day, suitable for sweet peas and other climbing plants. This course is for a beginner/intermediate level.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Garden Organic AGM & Members' Day

Garden Organic members are invited to join us at Sheepdrove Organic Farm for our Annual General Meeting and Members' Day.

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Sheepdrove Organic Farm
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Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
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North London Organic Gardeners -Plant Sale

Join North London Organic Gardeners at their Plant sale from 10am - 12pm.

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
on: 
Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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