Free Sowing New Seeds workshopsPosted Thursday 10th May 2012
Learn about more unusual crops you could grow to eat
Garden Organic’s Sowing New Seeds project will be running free workshops in Leicester, Nottingham, Coventry and Birmingham on growing non-traditional foods.
The workshops, in May and June, offer a fascinating insight into the more unusual crops that can be successfully grown to eat in the UK.
Relaxed and informal, the workshops involve discussion and lots of examples of what can be grown here, such as: Calaloo, a delicious leafy crop from Jamaica, Chick peas, used by Indians and Bangladeshis and a delicious roasted snack, Shark Fin melons, a savoury melon used by the Chinese and Vietnamese to make soups, and Lemongrass, used by Thai people in curries and for a cold-curing tea in Jamaica.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced growers, the workshops will cover growing non-traditional crops in the UK, provide information on choosing varieties and obtaining seed, when to sow, plant care, harvesting and preparation. They also include a free lunch.
Aylestone Allotments, Leicester, Saturday 19th May 10.30 am to 4pm including lunch.
Whitemoor Allotments, Nottingham, Saturday 26th May 1pm to 4 pm including including lunch.
Foleshill Fields Vision Project, Coventry Saturday 2nd June 1pm to 5 pm including lunch.
Moor Green Allotment, Birmingham Sunday 24th June 12.30pm to 4.30 pm including lunch.
Funded by the Big Lottery Local Food Fund the workshops have been hugely popular and get booked fast, so contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend one of them or ring Anton on 02476 217738.replica watches