Our Courses

Cutting Edge Veg

This course will show you how to grow many of the vegetables, herbs and spices associated with a more exotic range of cuisines and introduce you to vegetables that you may not have tried before. Much of this expertise has been learnt by working with immigrant communities around the Midlands, so the plants have a proven track record of growing in this area.

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

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Introduction to Seed Saving

Introduction to Seed Saving

This introduces the basic principles of seed saving, including growing annual plants to seed, harvesting, drying, cleaning and storage. Crops will be looked at growing in-situ with examples of seed that is ready and the opportunity for attendees to try seed cleaning themselves.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 7 September 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Planning Organic Food Growing

We are delighted to be delivering ‘Planning Organic Food Growing’ training at Dumfries House, Scotland. This course will cover how to start growing organically, give you the tools to plan your growing space and provide lots of ideas to take away with you. This course is aimed at beginners.

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Dumfries House
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Saturday, 9 September 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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The Raymond Blanc Gardening School

Raymond Blanc Gardening School - Autumn Courses

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is the first of its kind in the UK. Inspired by a deep joy and curiosity for the wonders of nature, this school promises to combine the passion the whole team at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons share for the love of gardening, with the desire to pass on best kept secrets to guests.

This Autumn, the core courses will be led by head gardener Anne Marie and her team, each of whom have a specialist interests. Courses include Grow Your own Autumn Vegetables, Exploring the Myths of Pruning, with Will Sibley, Grow your own Mushrooms, with Espresso Mushroom Company and Micro Herbs and Edible Flowers.

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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire
on: 
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, 22 September 2017 - 3:30pm

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Introduction to Organic Veg Growing with a seasonal activity

This introductory course will look at what you need to do and buy to get started with growing your own fruit and veg. We will be focusing on how to start your organic garden and will be using the gardens to demonstrate how to do this.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 14 September 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Next Steps in Seed Saving

This is the perfect follow on from the first course, ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’, or is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables looking to improve their skills.The day will focus on those annuals that cross and biennial crops of vegetables.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening

Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening

Biodynamic gardening offers a unique holistic approach to organic gardening, and brings a new dimension and understanding of how to work with Nature in your garden. This course offers an overview of the biodynamic approach to gardening, its philosophy and its main practical methods.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Tuning into the rhythms of Nature

Tuning into the rhythms of Nature

Biodynamic gardening seeks to work with all the forces of Nature. This course explores in detail how Biodynamic gardening achieves this in practice. The course covers everything from the planting calendar, and how to use it, to the role of Biodynamic preparations.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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organic vegetable growing

Planning your organic garden

This introductory course will look at what you need to do and buy to get started with growing your own fruit and veg. We will be focusing on how to start your organic garden and will be using the gardens to demonstrate how to do this.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 16 November 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Make your own natural Christmas decorations

Come and learn about how to weave a willow wreath using materials from the garden to make natural decorations. You will be shown how to weave your own willow wreath that you can then decorate with natural materials from the gardens. We will also look at making table decorations, wall hangings and other ideas for natural decorations.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 7 December 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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