Events & Courses

composting

Composting - The Cornerstone of Organic Gardening

Composting makes the world go round. It recycles the nutrients that make plants (and animals) grow, feeds the bugs that keep the soil healthy and is a sustainable, low-cost way of dealing with ‘rubbish that rots’. This course is full introduction to the world of composting - ideal to get you started ready to compost successfully for life!

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - May

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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Wide range of flowers

One of Carlisle's best kept secrets...

In association with Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers, join Carlisle Gardening Club for their Annual Plant Sale at Rickerby's.

You'll be sure to find excellent plants at reasonable prices so why not come along and take a look. The sale runs for just a couple of hours, so make sure you don't miss out!

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Rickerby's, Currock Road, Carlisle
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Sunday, 21 May 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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Soil Health

Get to know your soil as we delve deeper into what determines the health of our soils! Healthy soils are the basis for healthy plants and the building block for any organic garden. This course will examine what makes a healthy soil and consider methods for testing it in your own gardens or growing spaces. We will also discuss the role that green manures can play in improving the soil.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - June

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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Organic vegetable growing

Organic Veg Growing and Planning

This is a popular introductory course on how to start with planning your organic garden focusing on crop rotation, ground preparation and more. Looking at what you need to do and buy to get started growing your own fruit and veg, and will be based around you and your own garden situations.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers - Garden Visits

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South Lakeland
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Sunday, 18 June 2017 -
10:30am to 1:30pm

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Wonderful Wormeries

Learn more about the wonderful world of worm compost. Within this course you will find the answers to these questions and much more -

  • How do worms create compost?
  • What are the different styles of wormery?
  • How to create the optimum conditions for your worms?
  • What to feed your worms?
  • How to use vermicompost in the garden?
at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - July

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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composting

Composting - The Alternative Methods

Most compostable kitchen and garden waste can be processed through a traditional compost heap or a worm bin. However it may be preferable to use different techniques to recycle specific types of kitchen and garden ‘waste’ such as autumn leaves, woody prunings and hedge clippings, food waste such as meat, dairy products and cooked food and some perennial weeds.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Friday, 14 July 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers - Visit to small holding and garden

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West Cumbria
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Sunday, 16 July 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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Attracting Wildlife to your Garden

Take a walk around Ryton Organic Gardens with one of our wildlife experts to show you the different habitats and wildlife found within.This includes showing you around Ryton Organic Gardens to spot some of the birds, beasts and insects you may find in your garden and how to encourage them by best organic practice.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

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Growing Winter Veg

Learn about some of the crops you can grow over the winter in order to keep your garden productive all the year round. Many people think that they need to put their garden to bed over the winter, but, with a little forward planning, you can produce food all year round.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 3 August 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - August

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 8 August 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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Cutting Edge Veg

In the last 50 years our culinary horizons have broadened to encompass a wide range of cultures including India, Chinese, South East Asia and the Caribbean. However, it seems that our growing skills have lagged behind our cooking habits.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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