Events & Courses

North London Organic Gardeners - Birds in our Gardens

Join North London Organic Gardeners at their illustrated talk 'Birds in our Gardens' by Bruce Bennett from the Barnet and Potters Bar branch of the RSPB.

The group will be asking:

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 8:00pm
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Heart of England Organic Group - Peat Free Growing

Join the Heart of Englan Organic Groups at a talk with Organic Gardener, Judith Conroy, about Peat Free Growing at Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club. Free to HEOG members, £3 to non-members.

at: 
Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ
on: 
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
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SE Essex Organic Gardeners - Allotment Gardens in Japan

SE Essex Organic Gardeners would love you to join them at their next meeting on Monday 16 March at 8.00pm. The theme of this meeting is 'Allotment Gardens in Japan' presented by Dr. Richard Wiltshire, Senior Lecturer in Geography, King's College London.

at: 
Cheryl Centre, Growing Together, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG
on: 
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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Edible Garden Show

We’re thrilled to be attending The Edible Garden Show again this year. 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 and is returning to London’s iconic Alexandra Palace from 20 – 22nd March 2015.

From pro plot holders to windowsill wonder growers the show provides all the inspiration, innovation and information you need to get ready to grow this season.

at: 
Alexandra Palace, London
on: 
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 11:00am to Sunday, 22 March 2015 - 5:00pm
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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:

at: 
Woodside Community Centre, Highgate Road, Dudley, DY2 0SN
on: 
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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North London Organic Gardeners - AGM

Join North London Organic Gardeners at their AGM. The AGM will be followed by a practical session of planting suitable seeds for the plant sale and the groups own gardens.

Membership of North London Organic Gardeners is £6 waged and £3 low or unwaged.

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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North London Organic Gardeners - Practical Activities

Join North London Organic Gardeners at their meeting which will involve practical activities; taking cuttings and making large wooden plant labels.

Membership is £6 waged and £3 low wage/unwaged.

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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Heritage Seed Library Tour and Talk

Enjoy a tour of Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library and learn more about about the history of the library, how it works and the importance of saving seeds. The seed library currently holds approximately 800 accessions of open-pollinated1 varieties. These varieties have been donated by HSL members or other members of the public, sourced through past HSL projects such as The Seed Search, or passed to us by seed companies who are no longer maintaining them.

at: 
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
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.

at: 
Garden Organic Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
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.

at: 
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 about the history of the library, how it works and the importance of saving seeds. The seed library currently holds approximately 800 accessions of open-pollinated1 varieties. These varieties have been donated by HSL members or other members of the public, sourced through past HSL projects such as The Seed Search, or passed to us by seed companies who are no longer maintaining them.

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.

at: 
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:

at: 
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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