Events & Courses

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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The Gate House Lee

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 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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Love Natural Love Organic

Love Natural Love Organic

We will be attending Love Natural Love Organic for the first time this July, to encourage people to grow their own fruit and veg organically, and support the work of the charity.

The three day show is a haven of natural and organic bliss, covering all things food, beauty, living and health. Visitors will enjoy a room full of tasty food and drink, beautiful skin, hair and body care, a whole variety of products, tips and inspiration that will enhance healthy lifestyles.

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London Olympia
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Friday, 3 July 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 5:00pm

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Manchester Organic Gardeners - Ordsall Hall Garden Party

Join Manchester Organic Gardeners at the Ordsall Hall Garden Party - volunteers for the stand welcome. Please contact Jane Barkess 01706 211377.

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322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford, M5 3AN
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Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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Seed Festival - Placing Art at the Heart of Ecology

The Seed Festival takes place at Hawkwood, near Stroud in Gloucestershire from 17th-19th July, it's a weekend packed full of Musicians, Poets, Artists, Inspiring Eco Speakers, Movers and Shakers including Neil Munro, Manager of our Heritage Seed Library (HSL) who'll be talking about the history of the HSL and seed stories. The Seed Festival inspires a more intimate and personal connection with our living world and our place within it. This year's theme is Placing Art at the Heart of Ecology.

Weekend tickets are from Friday 17th July at 5pm to Sunday 19th July 5pm.

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Hawkwood, Painswick Old Rd, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW
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Friday, 17 July 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, 19 July 2015 - 5:00pm

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Make your own Compost Toilet

Not a building course but rather advice on the component parts and the biology of a compost loo system and the kit required to make one. This course will be delivered by the Centre for Alternative Technologies [CAT.](This course will be delivered by the Centre for Alternative Technologies CAT). Students will still need to build effectively a shed around the outside for it to be complete but that’s the more straight forward part of the skills required to make a compost loo.

Please note lunch is not included in the price.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Exotic crops – The next generation - A practical course in growing multicultural food

Garden Organic's Exotic crops – the next generation - a practical course in growing multicultural food is now open for applications.

Over the last 50 years our culinary horizons have expanded massively and it's now commonplace for us to eat food from a wide range of cultures. However, our ability to grow this food has not kept pace with our demand for consumption.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 3:00pm

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Woolam open garden

Open Garden - Hough Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 2LH

Mr Peter Woollam has kindly offered to open his garden again in support of Garden Organic.
The garden is open at Hough Lane, Alderley Edge from 12 noon - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd August and the entry fee is £2.

Many thanks to Mr Woollam for his generous and continued support.

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Hough Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 2LH
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Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 5:00pm

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Build Your Own Family Totem Pole - Family Summer Fun

This family group workshop will provide you with the opportunity to be creative with clay. No previous experience necessary – all ages welcome! Be inspired by totem poles, create your family characters out of clay and have fun learning the skills of ceramics. You will be able to experiment with colour and decoration to craft your own family creation to live in your garden. At least one adult is required in each family group.

£38 (Members) / £45 (Non Members) / £12.50 per child

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Friday, 21 August 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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Introduction to Vegetable Seed Saving

A course introducing the basic principles and focussing on the easier crops to start out with when saving your own seed. This course is a mix of theory and plenty of practical hands-on.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Composting - The Alternative Methods

Explore the alternative methods to traditional composting techniques. The course will cover a range of systems for composting food waste and other garden waste such as weeds which need hot temperatures.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Friday, 4 September 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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Manchester Organic Gardeners - Visit to Manchester Museum Botanical Collections

Join Manchester Organic Gardeners at their visit to the Manchester Museum Botanical Collections. Please book a place with Jane Barkess on 01706 211377. Meet at front desk of museum, just inside the front entrance.

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Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
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Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Beginners guide to Renewable Energy

This course is a jam-packed introduction to all the key renewable energy systems. It's designed to be suitable for a wide range of people with limited experience but some knowledge of scientific or energy systems is advantageous.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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The Next Steps in Vegetable Seed Saving

A course for those who want to start saving seeds from the more challenging crops. This course will include the theory with plenty of practical hands-on.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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