Do you look after a relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage alone due to illness, disability, mental health needs or old age?
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.
Garden Organic members are invited to join us for our 2018 Annual General Meeting and Members' Day. The day with start with the formalities of the AGM, followed by lunch. In the afternoon visitors will be able to choose from a number of workshops exploring different aspects of Garden Organic's work. Before heading home, members are invited to join us for a brief reception to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee.
Flowers are often referred to as ‘ornamentals’. But they don’t just look good, they can be an essential part of your organic growing. Flowers attract pollinators such as bees, they can be used in companion planting in the veg patch, and some you can even eat. If you’d like to learn how to grow healthy blooms for butterflies or bouquets, this evening course will teach you where and how to grow them.
Dot Crowe is kindly opening her garden on the following Saturday dates: 16th, 23rd & 30th June, from 12 noon until 5pm and on the following Sunday dates 17th, 24th & 1st July 12 noon until 5pm, with donations to Garden Organic in lieu of entry fee.
This course will introduce you to a range of techniques for preventing and controlling pests and diseases in your garden and allotment. Choosing the right varieites, how and when to plant and keeping good hygiene, will all contribute to a healthy growing area.
Most people think of organic growing as ‘growing without chemicals’, but there is so much more to it than that. Organic growing works creatively with nature, making both the soil and the environment a place where plants will thrive.